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Save Me

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Comedy about redemption too weighed down in ugly behavior.

TV NBC Comedy 2013
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I love this show. Joyce Slaton obviously hasn't gotten the meaning behind the show. Mom is a recovering alcoholic. Good and bad comparisons from before and after. Funny as heck. Husband had a relationship while separated from wife and ended it after they reunited. He is very supportive if his wife. Daughter is realizing that her mom isn't so bad now that she "hears" God talking to her. There are excellent messages in the episodes for all family members. I love it and watch it with my 11 yr old granddaughter. I hope it gets renewed!

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Anyone who knows anything about the background of lead actor Anne Heche will find it a bit uncomfortably on the nose when she starts ranting about being "touched by God." No doubt the actor's personal history was meant to be a postmodern touch of irony. Instead, it just adds extra discomfort to the full load already onscreen. The Harpers are not nice people. They snipe at each other and ignore their daughter, who fills the affection gap with "booty calls" from a horny neighbor.

The people who fill their world are not nice, either. Neighbors gossip endlessly about Beth and avoid her, though Beth manages to bridge the gap a little by giving one neighbor advice to give her husband more oral sex. Magically, that solves all the couple's marital problems, and the husband raves to his friends how awesome his life is now. Ugh, ugh, and more ugh. If all this were funnier, we could forgive the crudity and meanness; if it were sweeter, we could forgive the lack of laughs. Instead, what we have her is sitcom fakery of the worst kind: People acting unlike real people for laughs that never arrive. What a waste of a talented cast.

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