BuzzFeed recently did an excellent post on why TrophyWife is a fab TV show, and I agree with all of their reasons. But as with all BuzzFeed posts – as, inevitably, with all lists – some things were missing. So, if you need more reasons to start watching (and to vote for it in the People’s Choice awards), here are three.
1. The puns
There are some great one-liners on the show, but it is the puns which delight me most of all. I giggled at Pete’s Halloween costume – he was a “hung jury” – but Episode Seven (“The Date”) rocked the pun thing.
(Credit to @tweetingkerry for the GIFs.)
2. The facial expressions
This show has some great acting, and a lot of it is in the raised eyebrows and twisted mouths.
3. Bradley Whitford
Maybe the BuzzFeed author thought this was too obvious to mention. But nonetheless, it is important. Vital, in fact.
Bradley Whitford is king of the aforementioned facial expressions – the scene where Meg comes out topless (yet, worry not, tastefully concealed) from the swimming pool shows how many things his face can do in a ridiculously short amount of time.
His character is likeable despite his sometimes-cluelesness, bringing to mind his most famous and most beloved role, which I had promised myself I wouldn’t reference in this post, but, oh well, too late now. Pete loves his kids, loves his wife, and isn’t as rude to his ex-wives as they often deserve. This is a good guy. (But not, thankfully, the kind of Good Guy who sports a pot belly and a porn stache. Thank you, ABC, for casting him in a role that makes use of his charm.)
Because he is also, oh c’mon, let’s all admit it, still hot.
- C’mon ABC, Give “Trophy Wife” a Chance! (claireindc.wordpress.com)
- America’s Best New Family Sitcom: Trophy Wife Takes the Prize (entertainment.time.com)
- TV Tuesday: Trophy Wife is here to stay (with video) (canada.com)
- The Date (kissingkeyboards.wordpress.com)
- 9 Reasons Why “Trophy Wife” Is Amazing (buzzfeed.com)