Mike & Molly


English     6.604     2010     US


A comedy about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.


Peter McGinn wrote:
This is a very funny show. The ensemble cast are not only very good but they have a great chemistry. They make fun of and insult each other but there is love behind all of it. The laughs keep coming and as time goes on they occasionally dip into physical comedy, which Melissa McCarthy is very good at. Chuck Lorre is one of the writers of the show. He was a writer for another good show, Mom. If the show had just gone for three seasons, I would have rated it as one of the best in many years. At the beginning of season 4 (I think it was) there was a message on screen stating they hoped the viewers liked the new direction of the show. They had Molly quit her job as a teacher. Fine. Shake things up a little bit. But alarm bells sort of when off when she decides to become a writer, because I knew immediately she would become successful at it in almost no time. That is the rule for television characters becoming writers.(but oddly enough not as much with movies.” I guess it is because these shows are written by successful writers. No doubt I am merely horribly bitter because I have written novels my entire life and not reached Molly’s level of success after a year or less. There was also some other predictable events. Still, even with those minor reservations, it is well worth watching.