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'Jackie Woodman': Did you watch it?

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Minor_lOn Friday, I implored all of you to watch The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, in the hopes that the little IFC comedy could ride a groundswell of PopWatch support to huge ratings, widespread acclaim, and future Emmy nominations. And while last night’s episode (the season’s sixth) wasn’t the series’ best, it certainly showcased Laura Kightlinger’s ability to infuse her line readings with a winningly twisted sarcasm; in particular, I loved her response to clueless Roger Lee’s revelation that he had a daughter around Jackie’s age — “Oh goodie! Someone to play with!” I think I love Jackie because she’s like my secret, hostile inner voice, only with the volume turned up. Thankfully, Tara (Nicholle Tom, left, with Kightlinger) is always there to cut the acidity with her sweet cluelessness (“Dad? Can I have some more wine?”) And I’m not sure why, but that montage of Jackie and overstaying-her-welcome mom (Mary Kay Place) brushing their teeth, then playing a drunken game of Russian roulette together, made me laugh harden than it should have. How ’bout you, P-Dubs?

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