'Sophie' on ABC Family
The sitcom is 'Will and Grace' meets 'Two and a Half Men' and a whole lot of clichés.
Canadian actress Natalie Brown(actress)
has really great eyebrows. Also, a lovely smile. In fact, she's very
pretty all around, and no doubt has a bright and shining future.
There, I've said something nice.
“Sophie,” the ABC Family comedy in which she stars, on the other hand, is painful to watch.
Here is a quick quiz for anyone currently, or hoping to be, a member of
the television industry: No script should ever require an
eight-months-pregnant single woman to lie in bed on her back delivering
weepy monologues to her gay best friend after her dastardly boyfriend
takes off with a blond starlet who was also her best friend because: a)
it violates the FCC's three-cliché-per-scene limit, b) Rupert Everett
and Madonna already did this and look what happened to them, c) it is
physically impossible for an eight-months-pregnant woman to lie on her
back for any length of time without asphyxiating herself, or d) all of
The pilot starts out with Sophie, pregnant in that could-you-hold-this-basketball-while-I-slip-on-my-really-cute-snuggy way that drives so many female television viewers to drink, visiting a fortune teller.
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-- Mary McNamara
(Photo courtesy ABC Family)