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TV Review: Best Friends Forever Has Potential

I started out loathing the pilot of  Best Friends Forever   (NBC Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.) and ended up liking it. This is a good sign. Created by Scott Armstrong ( Party Down ,  Hangover 2 ), this laugh-track-free observational comedy about a woman, her boyfriend, and her closest female friend sharing a Brooklyn brownstone got on my bad side instantly. The show makes a cloistered, privileged life seem utterly normal, even cutesy-sweet * . But at the midway point, things get awkward, then borderline ugly. The smiley-face mask falls away, and stays off just long enough to confirm that it's not quite what we thought. It's a bit of a sucker punch, and I mean that as praise. Read More... //www.vulture.com/2012/04/best-friends-forever-has-potential.html

'Best Friends Forever': Not your average comedy

The first thing viewers need to know about the new NBC show "Best Friends Forever" is it's completely different than any single-camera comedy on network TV. It offers neither the cadence nor tone programs like "The Office" or "Modern Family" have preconditioned us to expect. And there's nothing wrong with that.The program begins as Lennon (Lennon Parham) is dumped by her husband. Completely distraught, she moves to New York to live with her best friend Jessica (Jessica St. Clair) and her boyfriend Joe (Luka Jones). The emotionally fragile Lennon needs all the support she can get from Jessica. The conflict comes in as Joe struggles to figure out how he's going to survive within this new dynamic.As for the actual pilot episode, Jessica and Joe are planning something they call "Lazy Sunday," which involves watching sports and eating food that's likely very bad for you. Given Lennon's recent woes, Jessica tries to make things... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/best-friends-forever-not-your-average-comedy.html

Review: ‘Best Friends Forever’ on NBC, With Lennon Parham

The new NBC comedy starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair is among an assortment of new shows written by women and focusing on the female perspective. //feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=a391f52f05f10b97f10cb15eed528f8c