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Sylvia, approaching 35, is the "sassy weather girl" at a Seattle TV station. On a live broadcast, she castigates her boyfriend Dale (who's the show's anchorman) for sleeping with his co-anchor; then she quits. She'd been living with Dale, who explains himself by saying she's cold, so she moves in temporarily with her younger brother Walt. His neighbor Byron, a computer programmer, is always in Walt's flat working. While Sylvia looks for a job, Byron offers himself as a no-strings-attached rebound-sex partner, with the condition that she not tell Walt. How will she respond, and what about finding work, living with her brother, sorting things out with Dale, and being cold?Written by
It is time for the unbelievably perky Seattle morning show to start. Where is Sylvia? Co-anchors Dale and Sherry want to know.
When Sylvia does show up, she is anything but perky. People later describe her as sassy. She rants about the weather (don't most people in Seattle?). She attacks both Dale, who she has been dating, and Sherry, who Dale has been cheating with, using language that I don't get to hear since I am watching on broadcast TV. Something tells me Seattle viewers weren't so lucky. And her director orders that no one cut away from what she is doing, except maybe to show her co-workers' reactions. This being the age of viral videos, the rant appears online everywhere.
Now Sylvia does not have a job. She moves in with her brother Walt, whose best friend Byron designs web sites despite a graduate degree in philosophy, and he has to use Walt's computer because his is broken. So Sylvia has no privacy. Well, there is one way she can have it, but Walt doesn't like being evicted from his one bedroom.
Other potential employers are excited about the idea of Sylvia working for them, but they have to admit they can't take a chance on her behaving like that again, and viewers are less likely to be so accepting. Walt wants Sylvia to get a job, and she finally gets to the point where she'll take anything. Anything means being a waitress with the very demanding J.D. as her boss.
And Walt wants Sylvia to find a man. Byron is attracted to her, but she's not interested in a commitment to him. There is the responsible, reliable Charles, but Sylvia can't stand him.
Maybe a relationship with Byron is possible. Can it really happen?
More importantly, Sylvia finds the perfect job. But it's not so perfect.
This is a cute if slightly edgy romantic comedy. I think we all want to root for Sylvia. And Tricia O'Kelley is pleasant enough, when she is not going nuts.
Fans of "The Mick" or even "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" might be disappointed that Kaitlin Olson has such a small role, or that she's not nearly as likable here as she is in those shows. Sherry is either too perky, too boring (when she and Dale apologize for their co-worker's rant), too terrified or too nuts. The fact is the role of Sylvia seems to have been written for Olson. O'Kelley's delivery in many scenes appears very much like Mickey on "The Mick", including some personality quirks. I'm thinking particularly about what could be described as a stammer. O'Kelley is prettier, but it is Olson's personality that she seems to be giving us.
Mark Harmon gives us both conceited perfect anchor, a common stereotype, and a somewhat appealing character who we're really not supposed to like. I know he's respected, but I'm not sure he is in a role worthy of his talent.
I don't know who Patrick Adams is. I guess we're supposed to like him. I do find myself rooting for him but I'm not sure why.
Jane Lynch isn't as evil as her award-winning Sue Sylvester, but she's bad enough. Meaning good enough.
I don't know the names of Sylvia's potential bosses, but several of them really stand out. Great performances, for the material.
It's worth seeing.
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