A sublime black comedy about what’s left of life — the mundane, the quotidian, the stuck-in-neutral ennui — when your once-grand illusions are proven to be nothing more than delusions.
See more » The opening sequence of the first season featured Kerry, Kate, Bridget and Paul each looking at Bridget's or Kerry's new date one at a time (the scene is viewed from the latter's perspective), the camera panning down to the doormat with the show's title, and finally Rory taunting the date.
Rory's taunt changed in every opening sequence (although they were often repeated between non-consecutive episodes).
Samantha When: The show ran for two seasons, from 2007 to 2009; for various reasons, ratings plummeted after a strong premiere.
Samantha Why: Because Applegate’s underappreciated comedic prowess would’ve made her the Carole Lombard of a previous era.
As the confused Samantha, she capably delivers screwball and pathos in the same breath.