These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Eric McCormack plays a psychotherapist in this series, while in Perception, he plays a schizophrenic.
Hollywood Homely: Old Christine's bordering-on-bombshell vavoomyness is totally ignored by everyone, even when she's in dresses that show off her hourglass shape and rocking eff me boots. Marley and Lindsay are always making fun of how she looks and New Christine supposed to be more attractive than she is.
The Woobie: Despite the fact that Old Christine is a crazy drunk, she really does just want to everyone to have a good time, such as when she tried to take everyone on a vacation or teach her son's class how to ride the subway. The only problem is that everyone in the world apparently hates her.
Jerkass Woobie: Many times she is shown to be selfish, petty, and mean, whether she means it or not, but yet since her life suck most of the time, you can't help but feel sorry for her.