This ABC television series, set in the fictional Gulfhaven, Florida, progresses from a one-note concept to a strong ensemble show headlined by Courtney Cox as real estate agent Jules Cobb. This entertaining three-disc set contains 24 total episodes (eight on each disc) and plenty of extra features. Jules is a new divorcee who spent 17 years as a wife and mom and is now back on the dating scene.
Jules’ assistant, Laurie, played by Busy Philipps, gets Jules back into the dating world. Jules also has a son Travis, played by Dan Byrd, while Brian Van Holt plays her ex. Jules has a gossipy best friend Ellie who conveniently lives next door and is played by Christa Miller. "Sorry Jules, but you're not in a relationship yet. It has to last at least nine days before I consider it real. It's the same rule that I have for hair extensions or foster parents...”
Ellie and Laurie have a rivalry while Jules must contend with her fellow worker named Barb, played by Carolyn Hennesy, who now solely embodies any associated innuendo from the series’ title theme of older women pursuing younger men.
A featurette about Barb is the weakest of the bonus features; it contains 13 minutes of video from the series’ website. This uninspired bonus feature basically sets Hennesy up with one-liners and sexual innuendos from questions that continue that unattractive theme created by the show’s title.
Series co-creator Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Spin City) also writes and directs episodes, many named after Tom Petty songs. Lawrence and co-creator Kevin Biegel provide some helpful insight on numerous bonus features, especially the approximately five-minute “Taming Cougar Town.”
The “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Saber-Tooth Tiger Town” parody featurette featuring Cloris Leachman and Shirley Jones has somewhat more tasteful comedy than Barb’s segment, but both have the same one-note innuendos.