History Series / MikeandMolly

27th Jul '17 1:28:27 PM Drcynic24
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** The final shift in the last season away from the Molly slapstick hijinks back toward what the show had been before was a conscience effort on the part of the showrunner, who acknowledged that the change had gone over poorly with the audience and contributed to a decline in ratings. The final season was much better received as a result.
23rd Jan '17 8:14:45 AM FrankLinegar
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* TheHypocrite: In season 6 a drunken Molly calls Victoria a screw up, leading to Victoria calling her out on this with a ReasonYouSuckSpeech. She rightly points out that while she may be a pot head, she has a steady job, no debt and has saved up enough money to put a down payment on a nice house, while Molly quit her teaching job on a whim and had a huge debt owed mostly to frivolous purchases and general lack of impulse control.
23rd Jan '17 8:06:25 AM FrankLinegar
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** Starting on season 4 Molly goes off the rails ,quitting her job on a whim despite having huge debt(all of which was incurred by Molly), drinking frequently with her mom and sister, and still continues to make extravagant purchases when she has no income. When Mike calls her on wasting "his money" that's all that's discussed afterwards even though he immediately said he misspoke. No one bothered to mention that Mike was 100% right that she shouldn't be blowing hundreds of dollars on frivolous purchases.
* When Molly gets an advance on a book she immediately spends all of it on a fancy new car she thinks Mike will enjoy, but he points out that they should return the car since they have more important things to use the money for(like the $80,000 debt she racked up before they were married) and Molly basically calls him ungrateful. Mike does admit that part of what bothered him was that he felt he should be the one buying things for her not the other way around, but the issue of her being irresponsible is dropped right after he mentioned it. What's even worse is that the money was an advance on a book she hadn't yet written, so if she didn't meet the publishers deadline she'd have to return the money, which would plunge them FURTHER in debt since the money was spent.
* The best example would be the season 6 episode "The Good Wife" where Mike rightly called her out on the fact that she had been regularly leaving cooking and cleaning to him despite the fact that he was working full time and she instead was spending the day drinking and shopping with her mom and sister, making the excuse that she can't write a new book until "her batteries recharge". When Mike calls her out in this she accuses him of being a chauvinist that expects her to be an obedient housewife and the next day makes a big show of acting like a stepford wife to make him feel guilty, as well as mocking him and freezing him out. In the end they both apologize and agree to share the household chores, which all seems good until you remember that Mike wasn't wrong, it's perfectly reasonable for the spouse who has the entire day free to cook and clean especially when the other spouse works all day. Had the situation been reversed and Mike was the one home all day and he didn't cook and clean because he was too busy having fun, he likely wouldn't have been viewed as sympathetically as Molly was.

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** Starting on in season 4 Molly goes off the rails ,quitting her job on a whim despite having huge debt(all of which was incurred by Molly), drinking frequently with her mom and sister, and still continues to make extravagant purchases when she has no income. When Mike calls her on wasting "his money" that's all that's discussed afterwards even though he immediately said he misspoke. No one bothered to mention that Mike was 100% right that she shouldn't be blowing hundreds of dollars on frivolous purchases.
* ** When Molly gets an advance on a book she immediately spends all of it on a fancy new car she thinks Mike will enjoy, but he points out that they should return the car since they have more important things to use the money for(like the $80,000 debt she racked up before they were married) and Molly basically calls him ungrateful. Mike does admit that part of what bothered him was that he felt he should be the one buying things for her not the other way around, but the issue of her being irresponsible is dropped right after he mentioned it. What's even worse is that the money was an advance on a book she hadn't yet written, so if she didn't meet the publishers deadline she'd have to return the money, which would plunge them FURTHER in debt since the money was spent.
* ** The best example would be the season 6 episode "The Good Wife" where Mike rightly called her out on the fact that she had been regularly leaving cooking and cleaning to him despite the fact that he was working full time and she instead was spending the day drinking and shopping with her mom and sister, making the excuse that she can't write a new book until "her batteries recharge". When Mike calls her out in this she accuses him of being a chauvinist that expects her to be an obedient housewife and the next day makes a big show of acting like a stepford wife to make him feel guilty, as well as mocking him and freezing him out. In the end they both apologize and agree to share the household chores, which all seems good until you remember that Mike wasn't wrong, it's perfectly reasonable for the spouse who has the entire day free to cook and clean especially when the other spouse works all day. Had the situation been reversed and Mike was the one home all day and he didn't cook and clean because he was too busy having fun, he likely wouldn't have been viewed as sympathetically as Molly was.
23rd Jan '17 7:58:35 AM FrankLinegar
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* TheUnfairSex: A recurring issue in the show is that Molly tends to be irresponsible and selfish, but when Mike calls her out on it he's made to look like the bad guy, or at best they BOTH apologize even when Mike wasn't in the wrong.
** Starting on season 4 Molly goes off the rails ,quitting her job on a whim despite having huge debt(all of which was incurred by Molly), drinking frequently with her mom and sister, and still continues to make extravagant purchases when she has no income. When Mike calls her on wasting "his money" that's all that's discussed afterwards even though he immediately said he misspoke. No one bothered to mention that Mike was 100% right that she shouldn't be blowing hundreds of dollars on frivolous purchases.
* When Molly gets an advance on a book she immediately spends all of it on a fancy new car she thinks Mike will enjoy, but he points out that they should return the car since they have more important things to use the money for(like the $80,000 debt she racked up before they were married) and Molly basically calls him ungrateful. Mike does admit that part of what bothered him was that he felt he should be the one buying things for her not the other way around, but the issue of her being irresponsible is dropped right after he mentioned it. What's even worse is that the money was an advance on a book she hadn't yet written, so if she didn't meet the publishers deadline she'd have to return the money, which would plunge them FURTHER in debt since the money was spent.
* The best example would be the season 6 episode "The Good Wife" where Mike rightly called her out on the fact that she had been regularly leaving cooking and cleaning to him despite the fact that he was working full time and she instead was spending the day drinking and shopping with her mom and sister, making the excuse that she can't write a new book until "her batteries recharge". When Mike calls her out in this she accuses him of being a chauvinist that expects her to be an obedient housewife and the next day makes a big show of acting like a stepford wife to make him feel guilty, as well as mocking him and freezing him out. In the end they both apologize and agree to share the household chores, which all seems good until you remember that Mike wasn't wrong, it's perfectly reasonable for the spouse who has the entire day free to cook and clean especially when the other spouse works all day. Had the situation been reversed and Mike was the one home all day and he didn't cook and clean because he was too busy having fun, he likely wouldn't have been viewed as sympathetically as Molly was.
29th Nov '16 9:29:47 AM Mdumas43073
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A 2010 Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom produced by Creator/ChuckLorre and starring Creator/MelissaMcCarthy, Billy Gardell and Swoosie Kurtz. Mike and Molly meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting and hit it off.

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A 2010 201016 Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom produced by Creator/ChuckLorre and starring Creator/MelissaMcCarthy, Billy Gardell and Swoosie Kurtz. Mike and Molly meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting and hit it off.
26th Jul '16 7:38:08 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** [[spoiler:In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much abandoned.]]

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** [[spoiler:In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much abandoned.abandoned & clearly became the aborted arc.]]
26th Jul '16 7:35:05 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** [[spoiler:In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much forgotten.]]

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** [[spoiler:In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much forgotten.abandoned.]]
26th Jul '16 7:33:58 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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[[spoiler: **In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much forgotten.]]

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[[spoiler: **In **[[spoiler:In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much forgotten.]]
26th Jul '16 7:32:49 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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[[spoiler: **In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much forgotten.

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[[spoiler: **In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much forgotten.]]
26th Jul '16 7:30:16 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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[[spoiler: **In the final episodes, the series this time focused fully on Mike & Molly attempting to bring a child to their household one more time. In the finale "I See Love," they successfully get not just one kid from a surrogate, but also would get another from Molly herself. She reveals she's pregnant. The writing storyline was pretty much forgotten.
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