My boyfriend was out of town for work for the weekend and I wanted to find some new show that was cute and fun to watch while he was gone. So I decided to try out Cougar Town. Within that weekend I managed to get nothing done at home and watched all 24 episodes of Season 1! (Each episode is around 22 minutes long, so it was way too easy to just keep letting them continue) I just couldn't stop watching it and at times even found myself laughing hysterically out loud. I am pretty in love with this show and will now have to buy the rest of the seasons.
Unlike some sitcoms, this show does have a continuous story line along with each episode's own problem and situation that usually gets solved with in the episode. So it was really nice for watching it for the first time to be able to watch them all in order and all at once.
Cougar Town is about a 40 something recently divorced woman, Jules, who is played by Courtney Cox (Friends), who is discovering how to get through life after her divorce and getting back into the dating world. Jules is a real estate agent who has a younger girl working for her named Laurie (played by Busy Phillips- Dawson's Creek). Jules is not just Laurie's boss but also her really good friend and wants to show Jules how to have fun. Jules's best friend Ellie (played by Christa Miller- The Drew Carey Show, Scrubs) lives next door with her husband Andy (Ian Gomez- The Drew Carey Show) and their newborn son. Ellie's personality is just fantastic and she is absolutely hilarious and fun to watch. Laurie and Ellie have a very amusing budding relationship where they find each other quite annoying but have to learn to tolerate each other for the sake of Jules. Jules also has a son Travis (Dan Byrd- A Cinderella Story) who is going through his senior year in high school with is parents embarrassing him as much as they possibly can in a very fun way. Travis's father which is also Jules's ex husband is Bobby (Brian Van Holt) which is another fun character that is also having to deal with the aftermath of his divorce. Jules and Bobbie throughout Season 1 are trying to find themselves and learning how to be friends with one another. Then we are introduced to Grayson (Josh Hopkins) who is another man who lives on the culdesac with Jules and Ellie. Grayson is also going through a recent divorce and owns a bar and is kinda known to always be bringing home some new young girl every night.
Throughout the first season all the characters are getting to know each other better, are forming new relationships, and are finding themselves after life events such as getting divorced or having a baby. I think my favorite part from this season was watching the relationship form between Jules and Grayson. You can see the tension building between them, you know they like each other, and you just can't wait until they do something about it! I think this is one of the main things that kept making me click "next episode" each time because I just couldn't wait and wanted to see what happens next.