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Midseason Review of Accidentally on Purpose

TV Show Check-In: Accidentally on Purpose

Last week, I did a check-in on Cougar Town to let you know what's so great about it, and today I'd like to mention another show that I don't normally recap, but have been watching and enjoying: Accidentally on Purpose. The freshman comedy stars Jenna Elfman and Jon Foster as Billie and Zack, a couple who gets to know each other and starts dating after she gets pregnant from a one-night stand.

  • First impression: I thought the pilot was cute enough, and I kept up with the show since Billie's pregnancy keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
  • Why I'm still watching: The show has found a chemistry winner between Elfman and Foster, who plays Billie's baby's father, Zack. When the show was just about them trying to get along platonically for the sake of their unborn baby, it almost lost me, but the decision to let them be together in the middle of the season was a great one. There's no need to keep them apart — watching them figure out a relationship and parenthood is entertaining enough. Also, though some of the jokes are a little lame, the show seems like it's toning down the antics of the friends, as well as Elfman's over-the-top punchlines and mannerisms.

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  • Why you should watch: If you're looking for a traditional sitcom that's pretty non-offensive and not a huge investment, Accidentally on Purpose fits the bill. It's a sweet look at a relationship between an older woman and younger guy that only revolves around the lightest of issues.

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animatedpunk animatedpunk 7 years
I didn't start out liking it too much... but because I LOVE the rest of the Monday night line-up, I've been watching every episode of it.... and it's really grown on me!!! Now I'm pretty invested :)
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I agree with juicee, is not that great of a show, but there is something about it. I think it is kind of cute though.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i've seen a few episodes here and there because my parents sometimes watch it and if i'm hanging around their house, i'll catch some...and i also think it's quite funny!! like you said, buzz, it's fairly light and easy to get into without a huge committment
Juiceee Juiceee 7 years
@LovelyLiLKatie: Life As We Know It! This show isn't all that great but there's something about it which just lures me to watch it every single week! I'm guessing it's either Jon Foster shirtless, Davis' being freaking funny (DAVIS GROHL HAHAHA) and Jenna Elfman being awesome.
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
dont watch the show but jon foster is hottttt. ive loved him since that show on nbc with the kids in highschool lol cannnot remember what it was called.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 7 years
i think this show is great too! every episode is guaranteed to make me laugh. and davis is the best part lol
yoWassup15 yoWassup15 7 years
plus Foster is shirtless a lot, and his best friend on the show, Davis, is hilarious.
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