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It began as a wide-audience sitcom. It seems they are now targeting a relatively narrow audience, mostly female, who are into drama and perhaps also working through addiction issues. I've finally gotten weary of the constant storm and stress; even the comedy is dark and snarky, almost never light and fun.

If that's what they want, that's fine. But I'm gone. I can appreciate humor--especially hip, edgy humor--as much as the next person. But this is just getting weirdly dark and relatively unentertaining. It's getting claustrophobic and monotonous, and has basically become heavily female-oriented: I suspect they've gradually been losing the male segment of the audience. Again, if that's what the producers want, that's fine. But it's starting to feel like this may not last a whole lot longer as their audience erodes.

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I must miss a lot of this show or either I'm just not paying attention because I thought at one point Christy was going to college to be a lawyer and now she is working at the restaurant again. Maybe she still goes to college but in last weeks episode they didn't mention it.

One of the funniest moments I thought (and they never played on this joke again) is when one of them (I forgot her name), with all of the cats and was addicted to watching gay male porn. Christy walked in on her in the middle of her gay porn marathons.

@Stand*Chickie said:

I must miss a lot of this show or either I'm just not paying attention because I thought at one point Christy was going to college to be a lawyer and now she is working at the restaurant again. Maybe she still goes to college but in last weeks episode they didn't mention it.

One of the funniest moments I thought (and they never played on this joke again) is when one of them (I forgot her name), with all of the cats and was addicted to watching gay male porn. Christy walked in on her in the middle of her gay porn marathons.

That is Marjorie in the episode "Crazy Eyes and a Wet Brad Pitt"

Christi is still going to school, and still working. Just wait , it's going to be a huge thing when she finally gets her degree. Or when courses start getting more serious, the writers, I hope will focus more on her school when she's about to graduate, maybe do an episode on where she has to put her knowledge to use. Either way, I'm ok with them putting it in the back burner for awhile. I expect to shift focus towards that by next season.

I wonder why tonight's episode (Feb 1) where Christy's car finally craps out for good, didn't make any mention of how that would make it difficult for her to get to school, or to work. No, the only complication that seemed to matter was the difficulty in getting to Adam's brother Patrick, for boinking.

@Knixon said:

I wonder why tonight's episode (Feb 1) where Christy's car finally craps out for good, didn't make any mention of how that would make it difficult for her to get to school, or to work. No, the only complication that seemed to matter was the difficulty in getting to Adam's brother Patrick, for boinking.

I always wonder about things like that too, LOL. How do people deal with that in real life when their car is totaled and how do they get back and forth to work, or school, if they don't live near public transportation. I'm one of those that don't live near public transportation, but outside of the city limits of a city, so I couldn't do that. I actually had to stop working because of that (or one of the reasons) and my junker of a car was sold. I was also thinking Bonnie and Christy were sharing a car, but Bonnie was saying something about not letting Christy use her car when hers broke down.

Right. Although it's possible that getting to school and work was much easier because they were much closer. Like, in the same city. Christy had to take - as I recall - two buses and a train to get to Patrick, and the trip in that manner required several hours.

Still, it would have been nice to have some mention of it. As well as how Christy was supposed to have failed to get oil changes for 5 years, for a car that she's only had since season 2. 3 years ago. (Her biological father gave her a car, before he died. Although if that's not the same car that died last night, she could have only had it LESS THAN 3 years.)

I stopped watching this on a regular basis a year or so ago. So if someone could answer this for me I would be grateful. What the heck happened to her kids? I watched it last night because there wasn't anything else on and noticed the kids aren't even in the pictures that run in the opening anymore? I know that Violet is probably married & moved away? But what happened to Roscoe?

Roscoe (12 years old?) is living (most of the time?) with Baxter, his father, and Christy.
In the episodes "Curious George and the Big Red Nightmare" and "Xanax and a Baby Duck" he is caught smoking pot (from Baxter's hidden stash). Later he admits to also drinking.

So, it seems that his life is slowly becoming as troubled as the rest of the family. worried

@wonder2wonder said:

Roscoe (12 years old?) is living (most of the time?) with Baxter, his father, and Christy.
In the episodes "Curious George and the Big Red Nightmare" and "Xanax and a Baby Duck" he is caught smoking pot (from Baxter's hidden stash). Later he admits to also drinking.

So, it seems that his life is slowly becoming as troubled as the rest of the family. worried

Thanks, but I don't understand why the pictures of Violet & Roscoe are no longer shown. Was I right about Violet?

Violet did get married, but there was some trouble and she moved back with Christy for a while. I wasn't watching much during that time either, so I don't know if she eventually went back to her husband or what.

Violet (21 years old) didn't get married, leaving Christy stuck with a four thousand dollars wedding dress.
She breaks up with her fiancé Gregory Munchnik in "Mahjong Sally And The Ecstasy" (season 3) and moves back with her mom. After a while, she runs off to Lake Tahoe to work as a Blackjack dealer in "Atticus Finch and the Downtrodden".

In "Curious George and the Big Red Nightmare" (season 4) she is videochatting with Christy, saying that everything is all right, but Christy and Bonnie don't believe her.

Then in the next episode ""Blow and a Free McMuffin" they go to Lake Tahoe to take care of a sick ("mono") Violet, who wants to move back home with Christy. At home she decides to get back together with Luke ("You poor, clueless bastard"), who is single, still smitten with her, and now makes a lot of money designing video games.

According to Christy and Bonnie, Violet is now "officially" a horrible person: she uses guys, not because she fell into it, but because she goes into it with a plan.

Oh, she was engaged and living with the guy, but didn't actually get married. Okay. And now I do remember a mention of the blackjack dealer thing.

Is using a guy "accidentally" because you're a drunk or a junkie or whatever, somehow superior? I'm not even sure how it's really "accidental."

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