DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
IONLY mention Generation Kill because it’s the last episode. It was on last night as well, but what if you fell asleep or you forgot to set your recorder or something . . .
Cougar Town, not exactly the same crowd, possibly. Though you never know. I mean, I watched both. I had a good laugh here, too. Or more of a giggle, really. It’s kind of silly, but it’s a bit of fun.
And I tell you what, Courteney Cox is looking fantastic. There’d be an amount of effort going on there, the hair and the make-up and clearly more than that, but the reward’s there. I’m dying to see Scream 4. She’s been great in those movies.
Anyway. Jules — Cox’s character — is turning 42 tomorrow in this episode of Cougar Town, and she’s making her hot boyfriend Grayson — Josh Hopkins — adjust his age. Up. He’s only 40, but she’s ‘‘ making’’ him bump it up to 43. They’re having a few drinks with her friend Laurie and the neighbours Ellie and Andy, who might be the best thing about the show, and discussing what they’re going to do tomorrow . . . one option, suggested by Laurie, ends with Jules saying ‘‘ I’m going to put shooting children in the maybe pile’’.
So there’s a darkish streak here, and I’m happy about that — also that there’s no laugh track. Very happy.
Jules is incredibly selfinvolved and this episode is all about her and her birthday and what the others are going to buy her. She assembles them to establish the ground rules — no gift tags (fair enough) and no charity presents. She’s still upset about the elephant Laurie bought her once.
‘‘ Screw Tuk Tuk. I don’t want to hear about Tuk Tuk unless you got a necklace made out of his tusk,’’ she says.
You’ll get even more out of this episode if you know that film from the ’ 90s, The Usual Suspects. Cougar Town Channel 7, 10.30pm Generation Kill ABC2, 10pm
Birthday: Courteney Cox