My mom, Carol, IM’d me to say she had “dozed off” during the series premiere of Private Practice. Now, to be fair, my mom gets up at an obscenely early hour, so it’s not unheard of for her to drift off in the 9 o’clock hour. That said, the glimpse she got of Oceanside Wellness before the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff lulled her to la-la land did not impress her. As she told me via IM: “What I saw of PP didn’t seem mature enough for the ages of the characters — but maybe it will get better.” (Pictured are PP stars Taye Diggs, Audra McDonald, and Kate Walsh.)
She also had this to say about original-flavor Grey’s: “I don’t know if I’ll watch Grey’s this season either. I’ll try it for a couple of episodes at least but it annoys me so much of the time. Can’t stand Meredith or many of the other characters!”
Uh-oh, Shonda Rhimes. The moms of America may be turning on you. What do you think, PopWatchers? Can the mom barometer correctly predict a show’s fate?