This week’s Raising Hope looks like last week’s Raising Hope — you know, adorable and hilarious. It’s everything I loved about My Name Is Earl (sincerity married to strangeness), with the added bonus of Garrett Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton. Come for the adorable baby, stay for the frequently half-dressed Cloris Leachman!
This week’s episode, “Say Cheese,” finds accidental dad Jimmy trying to organize a family photo, which predictably goes awry. One of the things I’ve noticed about the first three episodes is that they tend to tell one story per episode. Contrast that with, say, Modern Family, which generally tells at least three, or The Office, which tells sometimes four or five. It’s not inherently better or worse, but it does give Hope part of its distinctive tone and style.
Have you been loving Raising Hope as much as I have, PopWatchers? Were you as glad as I was to hear it had been picked up for a full season?