TV Reviews for Regular People: The Unicorn

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  1. Doctor Jay says:

    Well, I’m not a single father, but there are definitely more than one humorous moment where I talked about sex with my teenage daughter. So there’s that. But I am tired of jokes about learning to cook or do laundry. Geez, my father was a good cook, and a good seamstress, too. I think he taught me how to do ironing, in fact.

    You see, he was once a sailor, and had to do all that stuff for himself. Also, being the youngest boy, he had to help his mom in the kitchen, which he enjoyed, in part because she was awesome and fun to be around.

    So yeah, I am stupidly tired of “man learns to do laundry” jokes. But talking about sex with your teenage daughter is an evergreen source of humor.Report

  2. Aaron David says:

    ” I had to search through IMDB just to figure out where I’d seen them before (Hello, “Hot Tub Time Machine” guy!)”

    Among a certain set, Goggins is quite famous. He was the recuring bad guy/ex-wife dater in Justified, one of the key officers on The Shield and the co-star of a Tarrantino movie.Report

  3. LeeEsq says:

    The show seems tailor designed to piss me off. It contains a lot of the dumb romantic fantasies popular among regular people like date worthy men being in short supply that don’t match up to reality, where a lot of people are romantically frustrated because they want to have their cake and eat it to.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    When I was a kid, Gramma passed away and Grampa was dating Nana after about a year.

    It was scandalous.


    Anyway, I have been married for about 21 years (come the 26th!) and I am one of those guys who knows how to cook and do laundry. I hate to consider something like “getting back in the dating game” but all of the jokes that would surround someone like me starting to date again would… well, they’d mostly involve me not talking about stuff that I always used to be able to talk about, not doing stuff that I’d always been about to used to be able to do, and having to change for someone that isn’t the person that I married when I was in my 20’s.

    Jokes about how the new woman is surprised that I know how to do laundry and cook, I suppose.Report

  5. LTL FTC says:

    I’d be interested to see how men who fit this guy’s profile do with online dating IRL.Report

    • Burt Likko in reply to LTL FTC says:

      If they’re funny and good-looking, they do as well as they wish.

      If they’re like the rest of us — sometimes but not always funny, and laboring with physical imperfections — dating again in middle age is a patience-draining, ego-bruising, time-consuming, and drearily-celibate experience.Report

  6. Kazzy says:

    As a single dad (by divorce, not death), I really bristle at all the, “Ain’t it so charming that they’re all still alive?!” motif. And further still that more often than not I just indulge that rather than push back.Report