Mild comedy in a unrealistic situationRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes
The main plot evolves around the family and business life of the Kingston-Persons, a blended family, composed of newlywed Nick Persons and Suzanne Kingston, and her two children, Lindsay, in her early teens, and Kevin, who is 12.
In the first series Nick owns a computer and video game assistance shop, while his wife runs a successful party planning business with her partner Gigi, although in the second series Nick gets a new job as a sports broadcast journalist for a local network.
Other major characters in the series are Gigi, Suzanne's business partner, a good looking affluent gold digger in her thirties, whose main focus is getting rich men in order to receive expensive presents and high class services, and Martin, Nick's best friend, a shop owner, a single man in his thirties chasing after younger girls, usually in their early twenties.
Minor, but fairly frequent, characters include Marilyn Persons, Nick's mother, who doesn't approve of her son to have married a woman with kids from a previous marriage, now retired she enjoys life and doesn't like Nick's step children; and Terrence Kingston, Suzanne's brother a member of an elite paramilitary group.
By having a successful business life they enjoy a very comfortable life, their kids, living in an affluent family, enjoy a privileged upbringing. As a result the stories never include real problems but only small everyday annoyances, most of the time regarding superficial and frivolous topics.
Usual matters regard small misunderstandings between Nick and Suzanne, Lindsay dealing with fashion or boys, Kevin dealings with video games, small quarrels between siblings, Gigi coping with men who are not as rich as she envisioned.
Most of the stories are extremely frivolous and superficial, in a series where none of the characters has to cope with life's harsh difficulties, they prefer to concentrate on leisure such as going out, partying, tweeting, fashion.
Gigi and Suzanne are the stereotypical high-flying fashion victims, Nick is the stereotypical man who cares mostly about sports and cars, Kevin and Lindsay are also stereotypes of the childish teenager who has an interest only in social networking, video games and fashion.
Being PG you will find very mild comedy and innuendo, the series might be okay for a boring evening, but it's nothing that will leave its mark.
Review posted on Monday, February 14th 2011 at 5:00 am