REBEKAH DEVLIN OUT OF THE BOX
THEY have many television channels in America. So shows such as this tend to blend into the landscape. But here, particularly in summer, TV guides are less crowded with your favourite shows, and so you are willing to try a few new ones.
There’s nothing horribly wrong with Better With You, it’s just there’s nothing really good about it either. It’s such a run-of-the-mill American sitcom, you may as well be watching any of the many others like it — Rules of Engagement, King of Queens, Hope & Faith.
They’re all an OK way to pass 30 minutes, but your world will not stop turning if you hire a DVD, go for a walk, call your mum, start a mid-financial year sort out of your tax, instead of tuning in to the world of two sisters and their partners. One has the standard charming-butnumbskull husband/fiance, the other has one that seems smart, but tries too hard.
This episode sees the girls’ parents (the mum is the mum from That ’70s show) taking over the planning of Mia and Casey’s wedding.
To get them out of their hair, the kidlets hire a wedding planner, in the form of guest star Reba McEntire.
‘‘ With me in charge of this event, every one of your friends is going to be so jealous they won’t speak to you for weeks. Because you’re going to make their kid’s wedding look like a birthday party in a borrowed backyard,’’ Reba says in her customary drawl.
‘‘ Oh my god, you get me,’’ replies the That ’70s Show mum.
Meanwhile we’re introduced to the practice of ‘‘ flirt- ing for favours’’, in this case, for special toppings at the yoghurt shop.
‘‘ Everybody does it — you get special treatment, they get to see some top boob, everybody wins,’’ boasts Maddie.
Like I said, maybe you should call your mum instead of watching this. Better With You Channel 9, 8pm