If I had read the news that CBS' relationship drama The Ex List had been suddenly yanked from the schedule (presumably for good... but people are afraid to use the word "canceled" lately) right after the premiere, I would have been bummed. However, that was before I watched the last few episodes and weecaped them. All of the charm of the pilot seemed to be slowly getting sucked out. It's no wonder the showrunner left. The optimism I felt about the show when I talked to star Elisabeth Reaser had slowly dissipated. Though that wouldn't have stopped me from watching it completely... I watch way crappier shows than this one for much longer than I should. Most normal people did stop though, so CBS opted to sub in NCIS reruns. Not a good sign.
Maybe it really was Eric Balfour (who I have an irrational hatred for) who was the winning ingredient in the pilot. Or maybe the series was a poor fit for CBS and for Friday nights from the start (why wouldn't a frisky dramedy about dating fit well between a supernatural series about a woman who sees ghosts and a show about guys with guns and math?) Or like I wished last week, maybe it would have been better as a half-hour comedy.
It's too bad, it had some real potential and was a little bit out of the normal box, plus... the beach scenes and flowers were pretty to look at. Plus, the string of cute guys who played Bella's exes weren't too hard on the eyes either. But alas, this show is just one that will be dusted off anytime I need an example of foreign shows that didn't translate. Sad but true. At least now I can pretend that Bella and her hot ex-boyfriend with the pretty dog have reconciled and are living happily ever after. It's nicer in my world... and saves a lot of hours of traipsing through strings of bad boyfriends. I did kinda wanna see Daphne's wedding though... is it wrong that I'd watch the unaired episodes on DVD?
Your thoughts on this show? All one of you besides me who actually watched it.
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