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'Cougar Town: The Complete First Season'
(Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, et al / 3-Disc DVD / PG-13 / 2010 / ABC Studios)

Overview: Created by Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence (creator of Scrubs), Cougar Town is the hilariously sexy comedy starring Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb, a recently divorced mother who tackles real life issues - parenting, friendship and dating! This exciting release allows viewers to own the hugely popular ABC series’ first season, filled with laugh-out-loud moments.

DVD Verdict: 'Cougar Town' first premiered on ABC in September of last year, and as a series that focuses on a recently divorced woman who re-enters a dating scene filled with younger men (making her a "cougar", hence the series title, in addition to the local highschool mascot being a cougar or "home of the cougars"!!); while living with her 18 year old son, well, one would have thought that the feminists would have been up in arms and barking for this show to be a flop!

Turns out, they weren't, they didn't, and they tune in - I know one, and she LOVES the show!

Courteney Cox shines as Jules Cobb. Jules is a recently divorced woman in her 40's who is getting pushed into the dating scene by her much younger assistant. Jules wants companionship but like many of us realizes that there aren't many dating opportunities if you stick with men your own age, especially since they often prefer barely legal hotties. So, as mentioned abvove, she gets pushed into dating younger men.

The writers did a great job setting up the silliness of how difficult women make dating younger men while older men feel right at home dating younger women. It's funny because it pokes fun at the truth. The show isn't just about this though. It grows into having some underlying themes of what we want and settling. I think some of the funniest moments are the trials that Jules and her ex put their child through.

While I thought the first several episodes of Cougar Town were over the top corny I'm glad I kept watching because by the end of the season I was cracking up. The writing is fast paced, funny, and edgy at the same time. The acting while over the top in the beginning really hits it's mark by the end of season 1. [MKG] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Bloopers
Deleted Scenes
Taming Cougar Town - Discover how Cougar Town has evolved from its initial comedy pilot into today's more subtly sexy ABC hit.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Saber-Tooth Tiger Town
Ask Barb - The ultimate cougar answers your questions
Stroking It With Bobby Cobb

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