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JOE'S LIFE

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Peter Onorati is a gloomy house husband in ‘Joe’s Life’ Peter Onorati, so charming as a lawyer with a conscience in Civil Wars, squanders his talent in joe’s life (ABC, Wednesdays, 8:30-9 p.m.), piffle about an unemployed family man. Onorati is Joe,father of three, husband to Sandy (Camp Wilder’s Mary Page Keller). He was recently laid off; Sandy has a job, so Joe becomes an unenthusiastic homemaker. His two boys (Robert Hy Gorman and Spencer Klein) squabble incessantly, while his daughter (Morgan Nagler) talks to her friends about boys who want to ”feel (her) up.” There’s some twisted feminist message embedded in Joe’s Life, symbolized by Joe’s new fondness for reading Ladies’ Home Journal, but it’s buried beneath dismal jokes and pessimism. D+