This is my favourite new sit-com, featuring members of the Short family, whose lives unfold in four short (geddit?) stories each week. It’s not perfect but it has some amusing moments. The Short family consists of:
Mum and Dad, Joan (Dianne Wiest) and John (James Brolin. It pains me to say it but he looks pretty hot for his 76 years. Like, eww.)
Big sister Heather (Betsy Brandt from Breaking Bad) and husband Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) plus their three kids. One of whom is getting a lot more sex than they are…don’t worry, he’s a married teen!
Big brother/failed artist Matt (Thomas Sadoski) and his fiancé Coleen (Angelique Cabrai).
And baby of the Short family, Greg (played by Tom Hanks’ son, Colin Hanks. I’ve never seen him in anything before but he is actually really good so I don’t think he got the role just because of his last name…) and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones, who is fantastically dry, witty and sarcastic – just how I aim to be in life). Plus their baby, Lark. Yes, Lark.
If you like Modern Family, then you’ll probably like this too. It’s on Amazon Prime and is less than twenty minutes long, so you can fit it in with your bedtime nightcap/Ovaltine/story/hanky panky (delete as appropriate).