L is for Life in Pieces #AtoZChallenge

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).




17 thoughts on “L is for Life in Pieces #AtoZChallenge”

  1. I like this show, too. I find the relationship btwn Mum & Dad to be hilarious. Colin Hanks was in NCIS for a while. He played a cold-hearted investigator intent on destroying Gibbs. I hated Hanks’s character on NCIS as much as I love the one he plays now. He’s a good actor.

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      1. Lot of stuff gets recommended to me and then I never have time to watch it! Recent (well, within the last 6 months) have been The Making of a Murderer, The Trial, Little Boy Blue and Three Girls. They all sound a bit grim – but I watched Little Boy Blue and Three Girls and yes, they are grim, but very well acted and quite thought provoking. Did you watch Broadchurch? If not, that’s worth watching. As far as light entertainment goes, apart from The Big Bang Theory, I can’t offer anything.

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          1. Three Girls was what you might call ‘gritty realism’. I was worried that it might be very graphic in terms of what the girls experienced, but it wasn’t. Little Boy Blue was another real life case of a little boy who was shot by accident as he walked across a car park. The acting, particularly from the young actors, was brilliant – you almost believed you were watching a documentary rather than a drama.


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