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Golden Globe® nominee* Courteney Cox (Friends) stars in the hilarious hit comedy Cougar Town: The Complete First Season. After spending the last seventeen years as a wife and mother, recently divorced Jules (Cox) has reluctantly waded back into the dating pool and quickly finds herself in over her head. Now forty-something and single, Jules tackles real-life issues – dating, parenting and friendship. It doesn’t help Jules that her two best friends can hardly stand each other, her ex-husband is hanging around more now than he did during their marriage…and there’s that handsome divorced neighbor that Jules can’t quite get out of her head. Packed with laugh-out-loud moments and featuring a cast of television’s brightest comedic stars, Cougar Town struts its stuff in this DVD collection, along with exclusive bonus features and one or two special surprises. Cougar Town – it’s more than a place, it’s a state of mind.
COUGAR TOWN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON was created by Bill Lawrence (creator of Scrubs) and Kevin Biegel and also stars Christa Miller (“Scrubs”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Seinfeld”), Busy Philipps (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, “ER”), Dan Byrd (“Heroes”, “CSI”), Josh Hopkins (“Private Practice”), Ian Gomez (“The Drew Carey Show”) and Brian Van Holt (“John from Cincinnati”).
Set in the South Florida town of Gulfhaven (which of course is fictional), the series follows Jules Cobb, just hitting 40, who’s gotten divorced after seventeen years of marriage. She now lives with her 17 year-old son Travis, working as a real-estate agent with quirky friend Laurie. She lives next door to her best friend Ellie, a new mother with husband Andy. Across the street lives Grayson, a divorced bartender who annoys Jules with his revolving door of hot young ladies leaving his home. Lurking around is Jules’ ex, Bobby, an incredibly dim-witted ex-golfer who lives on a boat in the middle of a parking lot.
The first few episodes of the show are rough as it goes a bit too much into Jules wanting to be with a younger guy, openly drooling over players at a high school football game. She soon meets a young guy named Josh, who she has to “school” in his kissing technique. It puts a lot of emphasis on Jules’ age with the opening scene. They also play around a bit too much with the overt nature of the series’ tone, a lot on sex lives and such.
Cox is the centerpiece and she does an amazing job with Jules. Her humor carries her through as she’s constantly getting into other people’s affairs and the show is smart enough to call her on how she makes herself the center of the universe with her own problems. But she has a quality of likability that always has you rooting for her. Cox is also great with the sexual tones of the show, still fantastic at her age and obviously enjoys showing it off but also ably shows the fears of women aging, especially around a community of gorgeous younger women ready to step up.
• Deleted Scenes
• Taming Cougar Town – Discover How Cougar Town Has Evolved From Its Initial Comedy Pilot Into Today’s More Subtly Sexy ABC Hit
• ‘Ask Barb’ series
* *Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy (2010)
• Jimmy Kimmel Live: Saber-Tooth Tiger Town
• Ask Barb – The Ultimate Cougar Answers Your Questions
• ‘Stroking it with Bobby Cobb’ series