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Review of Life Unexpected Episode "Home Inspected"

Buzz In: What Do You Think of Life Unexpected?

The CW's midseason family drama Life Unexpected is a far cry from the network's other shows; in its second episode, "Home Inspected," there were no threesomes or social backstabbing, but there were legal complications to parenthood and a painful on-air denial.

The pilot charmed me enough, but I wasn't sure if the story of resurfaced child Lux to barfly Baze and commitment-phobe Cate was going to keep my interest. This week, though, despite there being no flashy drama, I was still entranced by the sensitive series. The realistic problems — Cate not being able to stand up to her bosses when asked to say she never had a child, and Lux deciding if she wants to leave behind a life of freedom and friends for her real parents — tug at my emotions. It's not overly sappy either; I think the show is moving Lux's feelings for her parents and vice versa at a believable pace.

What about you? Last week, you guys seemed to be into the first episode, and now that you've seen a second, has it earned a season pass on your DVR?

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littlebmac littlebmac 7 years
This show is a keeper. I will record it and still keep Heroes on my list. Does anyone know when Gossip Girl comes back?
sydneyalias sydneyalias 7 years
I really like this show. It's touching without being too cheesey. I also got a bit teary - especially when Baze's friend kind of laid out his issues. I really have high hopes for this show and it's definitely on the DVR.
marycherry marycherry 7 years
You are right marcied23! I really feels like the old WB, makes me miss the 90's :(
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
i love this show, honestly i was on the fence when i saw the previews but since the first episode i've been hooked. it has an old WB feel like a mix between Gilmore Girls (which I loooove btw) and Everwood (not one of my favorites, but still a good show).
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I love it! It was charming, cute and realistic. I'm not a Monday person but I can't wait until Monday for the next episode, I'm so hook. Even though I have nothing in common with the characters I can still relate to them. This is one of my favorite shows and I'm going to continue watching it.
tessa-Idlewine tessa-Idlewine 7 years
I'm really digging it so far. Plus as someone already mentioned, it's set in Portland, which is where I live, so yay!
marycherry marycherry 7 years
This show is most definitely on my to-watch-list. It's different from most shows out there today. The story line is sweet, charming, light but also intelligent. I'm not sure how I felt about Lux's bad friends in this episode. They did seem to match the feel of the show. I also really love the soundtrack music :)
Allyace Allyace 7 years
SMBR -- I would be shocked if that happened at this point. It has been posting the best numbers of any show on the network.
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 7 years
such a cute show!!!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Ugh...definitely, not defeinitely.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
It defeinitely has a spot on my DVR. I actually teared up a few times during last night's episode.
RyanRachelFan RyanRachelFan 7 years
I was expecting it to be good and it turned out to be even better. I am definitely watching this for good. Shows like Gossip Girl have lost my attention, to unrealistic. LU isn't. I loved the scene in the pilot when Lux and Baze watch the "Christian the Lion" video. They had a perfect reaction: "How does he recognize them?!"
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I'm really enjoying it so far! Plus, it's set in Portland! So cool.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I really like this show and I hope it is given a fair shot. Yesterdays episode really made me emotional. I have 5 cousins who were in foster care and never stayed with a family more than a year, and 1 cousin who was adopted so this show really hits close to home for me.
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