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The Return of Jezebel James 

When a newly single, professional woman learns she's unable to conceive, she looks to her estranged younger sister to carry her baby for her.
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Parker Posey ...  Sarah Tompkins 7 episodes, 2008
Lauren Ambrose ...  Coco Tompkins 6 episodes, 2008
Haysha Deitsch Haysha Deitsch ...  Al 5 episodes, 2008
Scott Cohen ...  Marcus Sonti 4 episodes, 2008
Jack Carpenter ...  Dash 4 episodes, 2008
Ron McLarty ...  Ronald Tompkins 3 episodes, 2008
Michael Arden ...  Buddy 3 episodes, 2008
Jasika Nicole ...  Dora / ... 3 episodes, 2008
Courtney Vine Courtney Vine ...  Office Worker 3 episodes, 2008
Dianne Wiest ...  Talia Tompkins 2 episodes, 2008
Ricky Garcia ...  Miguel / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Renée Elise Goldsberry ...  Paget 2 episodes, 2008
Dana Ivey ...  Molly 2 episodes, 2008
Peter Y. Kim ...  Roger 2 episodes, 2008
Abigail Savage ...  Minnie 2 episodes, 2008
Yan Xi ...  Nanny #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Emerald-Angel Young Emerald-Angel Young ...  Lacey 2 episodes, 2008
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When a newly single, professional woman learns she's unable to conceive, she looks to her estranged younger sister to carry her baby for her.

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Lorelai Lite (TM)
17 March 2008 | by rlurdaSee all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of Gilmore Girls and a huge part of my fanship (fandom? I'm not sure how to verbinate "being a fan of") is the dialogue: quicked-witted and intensely smart, it appealed to me on a fairly deep level. More than that, there was a real sense of character to back up not only Lorelai and Rory that made them more than just cardboard cut-out clichés. There was heart as much as there was humor so naturally I expected to find the same things in Amy Sherman-Palladino's newest show. But as anyone can attest, you can give the likes of Shakespeare to an ill-equipped actor and it will come off as clumsy. Whether or not it's the fault of Amy having phoned in a script that seems like it was culled from dropped scripts of GG, the show just doesn't work. Fact of the matter is that Parker Posey is a horrible stand-in for Lauren Graham's comedic talents and Posey seems to be overacting the material in front of her when the brilliance of AS-P's writing is that the jokes work best when the only laughing is from the viewer and not the "live studio audience". The laugh track *kills* the humor in the show.

What's more is that the dynamic between Sarah (Posey) and her on-screen younger sister Coco feels like it was transplanted haphazardly from Gilmore Girls, with Coco acting the role of Rory. It's infuriating because it feels like AS-P got lazy and went for the cheap laugh. I rate this show poorly because I feel that Amy Sherman-Palladino had the chance to follow up the six years of Gilmore Girls she was present for with another hit and that instead she delivered a thinly veiled insult to television audiences en masse.


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