The Ex List
Friday, Oct. 3
Fridays at 9 p.m. ET
Bella Bloom (Elizabeth Reaser) has a pretty solid like. She's beautiful, successful and she has a great group of friends and loved ones (Rachel Boston, Adam Rothenberg, Alexandra Breckenridge, Amir Talai). But she wants a man. Why can't she find love? The problem, a psychic explains, is that the man she's supposed to married is a guy she's already had a past relationship with. But which one? And can Bella find him before a year is up?
What They Got Right:
Early reaction to the "Ex List" pilot has fall along clear like-it/hate-it lines. If you like the show, you think that Reaser is a television star, fulfilling the promise of her Emmy nominated guest stop on "Grey's Anatomy." She's surrounded by an attractive young cast and they spent a lot of time talking about sex, sometimes humorously. If you like the show, you're pleased that Diane Ruggiero ("Veronica Mars") is back to writing clever dialogue for smart, pretty women. You also celebrated the hilarious guest appearance by Eric Balfour in the part he was seemingly born to play.
What's Oh, So Wrong:
If you dislike the show, you quickly grew tired of listening to this otherwise perfect woman whining about her lack of male validation and eventually ceased to wonder why she'd had such trouble finding love. You wondered what straight male in his right mind would ever voluntarily watch the show again. And you kind of felt like a show focusing only on Rachel Boston and Eric Balfour might somehow have been superior.
Recommended If ...:
You prefer the romantic complaints of beautiful people to your own Friday night social options