I’m guessing most of the people reading this will not have watched the USA show Playing House, which is a real shame because it’s a delightful little show. It just wrapped up it’s second season this week. USA just barely decided to renew it for a second season and I fear that we won’t get a third. That would be a travesty because I love it. It’s the perfect little blend of great characters, humor, and relationship driven plots that is far too lacking on television these days. All of the shows like this seem to be disappearing, and I hate it.
The show stars Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair as Maggie and Emma who have been best friends since they were kids. When Maggie finds out her husband has been cheating on her while she is pregnant, she divorces him and Emma moves back to the small town they grew up in to help her with the baby. They are a little quirky and over the top, but at the heart still completely realistic, human characters. Their friendship feels genuine and like something we all probably wish we had.
The show sold me in it’s first episode with this scene of them singing Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home”. Last night the show ended with a fantastic episode featuring Kenny Loggins himself. I love me some Kenny Loggins. This show certainly knows its way to my heart.
If you haven’t seen the show you should definitely watch the two short seasons we’ve gotten and then join me in begging USA to renew it for a third season.