by Amy K. Bredemeyer
Meh. This was the last of the ten pilots I wanted to check out this season. I'm glad that it finally aired, as I was more than ready for it to start. However, it left something to be desired. The cast had great chemistry together when I saw them at TCA, but the pilot just didn't click. Phil, Stuart, and Haskell all had personalities that could do great in a comedy. But they didn't really have anything going on in this episode. I wasn't in love with Holly's background... especially her "tell." Eden also struck me in a strange way, though I imagine that she'll get better before long. With so much talent on-screen and off, I guess I just had higher hopes for this show. But, it's just the pilot, so there's plenty of room to grow. Hopefully it won't take too long to get interesting, though!
The Exes "Pilot" (S01E01): Attorney Holly shows Stuart, a fresh divorcee (ex-wife is Lorna), an apartment which she owns (and, conveniently, across the hall form her own quarters). Two of her other clients live share the apartment, and aren't thrilled at the prospect of a third roommate. Haskell sells junk on Ebay and Phil is a ladies man. [kinda strange set-up, but I'll buy it.] Haskell and Phil don't really talk to each other at all. Holly drops the rent $200 for a month if they take in the new guy... welcome, Stuart! He's an organized who cooks. Phil is glad to have a hot breakfast, but doesn't want to talk. [Stuart is really not over his ex-wife...]
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Fun Facts about Holly: When Holly lies, she says things twice. [this sounds like it'll get annoying really quickly, guys.] Holly's assistant, Eden, is a party girl. Holly was engaged once, but her fiance cheated on her days before the wedding.