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Playing House Premiere Recap: Emma and Maggie Come Out Swinging

Weve waited nearly two full years (!) for it, Jammers, but its finally here: Playing House is back and its like we never left the cozy confines of Pinebrook. Fridays two-part Season 3 premiere kicks off (hi-yah!) with Emma and Maggie taking a self-defense class, learning eyeball scoops and other lethal tactics from a seriously [] //

Playing House Season 2 Episodes 7 & 8 Review: “Officer of the Year”/”Celebrate Me Scones”

The final two episodes of Playing House‘s all-too-brief second season are torn between the show’s ambitions and its short running time. Both "Officer of the Year" and "Celebrate Me Scones" want to feel like a culmination of the 16 episodes preceding them, but the busy narratives of both episodes make them incongruent with the character material building on said events. They’re still extremely funny, occasionally moving episodes, but as a coda to a fantastic second season, the season-ending doubleheader feels flat in its climatic moments. Of the two, "Officer of the Year" suffers the most, returning to the Policeman’s Ball from Season 1’s "Spaghetti and Meatballs" to much lesser results. The first time around, Emma and Maggie organizing the Policeman’s Ball was used to ignite a spark between Mark and Emma, one that’s continued to dominate their storylines throughout the second season, save for the few episodes Mark hasn’t appeared in. Her relationship with Rabbi Dan, while cute, was earmarked for defeat the moment he entered the narrative. Anytime a character starts dating someone while their feelings are conflicted about another, it’s bad news for the new cast member (just ask any girl Ted dated throughout the entire series of How I Met Your Mother). And how this all comes to a head is cute, but weightless, especially when the episode splits their conflict with Ben and Maggie having a great night together at the ball. READ MORE...

Playing House Season Finale: Did Emma and Mark Finally Get Together?

Tuesdays Playing House season finale featured quite possibly the most ill-timed conga line in all of television history. (No, youre being overdramatic!) An over-the-top policemans ball presented the perfect opportunity for Emma and Mark to finally address the big, sexual elephant in the room, and despite a few hiccups throughout the evening including an [] //

Playing House Season 2 Premiere: Still Perfect

The USA comedy's second season is just as funny and heartfelt as its first.   Read More... //

'Playing House' review: Two best friends, one baby, all good

HitFix's Liane Bonin Starr reviews "Playing House," USA's new sitcom about two best friends raising a baby together, and finds lots to love.   Read More... //

Review: This time, BFFs are 'Playing House'

TV review: Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, costars of the short-lived 'Best Friends Forever,' try again with the highly enjoyable 'Playing House.' Two long or short years ago, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair costarred in an NBC series I happened to review. Based on the six-episode order, and its being the sort of "relatively realistic comedy [the network] greenlights to its own later confusion," I predicted correctly that "Best Friends Forever" would run for something short of forever.   Read More... //,0,7488492.story

Review: In ‘Playing House’ on USA, Best Friends Raise an Infant

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair play best friends committed to raising a child together in “Playing House,” a new comedy series on USA. Read More... //