By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
Every Monday, Rachel will pick a TV show you need to watch out for that week and/or in the near future.
It’s been almost three weeks since Cougar Town returned to us, and its fourth season proves the series is better than ever.
Despite being one of the best comedies on TV, Cougar Town gets unfairly overlooked. Sure, it’s not as popular as ABC’s Modern Family or as grounded as NBC’s Parks and Recreation, but it effectively mixes goofiness and pop culture with pathos every week — a difficult combination to pull off.
So why has it struck out with a lot of TV viewers? Much of it probably has to do with its first season and title, as neither is indicative of what Cougar Town has become over the past few years. Ever since the show stopped focusing on protagonist Jules (Courteney Cox) dating younger men and centered more on her group of friends, affectionately called “The Cul-de-Sac Crew,” Cougar Town has set itself apart.
Since the comedy moved from ABC to TBS, it’s remained must-see TV. If you’re not watching, it’s time to pour a glass of wine and start. Luckily, the show shouldn’t be too hard to pick up if you’ve never seen it — so it’s at least worth a try, right?