‘Cougar Town’ – ‘Breakdown’: The red balloon

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Senior Television Writer
05.12.10 19 Comments

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Yesterday, I ran a long interview with “Cougar Town” producer Bill Lawrence about the many ways the show has gotten better by reinventing itself as a low-fi ensemble comedy rather than the high-concept show that fit the title.

Tonight’s episode – which involved callbacks to an early Courteney Cox role, photos of Taye Diggs, the game of Musical Beers and a giant inflatable blue gorilla – continued that upward trend, but I unfortunately don’t have time to write about it today (nor will I tomorrow). So go read the Lawrence interview if you didn’t already, and then tell me what you thought of “Breakdown.”

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Alan Sepinwall has been writing about television since the mid-'90s. He's the author of "The Revolution Was Televised," about the rise of TV's new golden age, and co-author of "TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time."

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