Wednesday, March 18, 2015

'One Big Happy' is a Mess

Review of "One Big Happy."
Elisha Cuthbert (Lizzy) just announced that she is pregnant while Luke (Nick Zano) 
and Prudence (Kelly Brook) announce that they got married. in "One Big Happy." 
(Photo by: Eric McCandless/NBC)
I am not one to just to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to conspiracy theories about Hollywood, but NBC's latest sitcom has given me pause. However, those like me who are concerned about the messages shared in One Big Happy shouldn't be too concerned. It won't be around for long. The show has too many flaws to be a hit. Instead, it should be titled, “What's a Nice Cast Like You Doing with a Script Like This?”

Beside the fact that this show is not funny, (more on that later), it has an offensive premise. Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert) and Luke (Nick Zano) are lifelong and best friends. They've been through a lot together and they would make for a great couple except for the fact that Lizzy is a lesbian. Still, the two play house together and after some heavy thinking, the two have the brilliant idea to have a baby together. Because...why not? However, the two don't have sex together (they have their standards after all), they plan to have a baby the new-fashioned way.


Somewhere down the line we as a society have accepted the fact that having babies is a fun hobby and raising them in a stable environment is unnecessary. Are these two so naive to think that they will be together forever? Of course not. Both want to fall in love with someone else and when they do, they can take turns raising the baby or something. But hold on – it gets worse. On a night out, Luke meets free-spirited Prudence (Kelly Brook) from England. Of course Luke brings her to his home to have sex because the act of sex between strangers is completely normal. Then it turns out that she is an illegal alien who will be deported if she doesn't get married. No problem! Luke is pretty sure that he loves her and within days, they get married in Vegas.

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