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whoaminow's picture

Has anyone watched the new fall show on Thursday nights, The Unicorn, or something like that? If not, it's about a father who's wife died and he has 2 daughters. For some reason we have watched it every time Sad it comes on the same channel that other shows we like on Thursday night. I find myself about to puke every time it comes on. I know my view is tainted. You can tell the writers do NOT know a thing about stepdaughters. 

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hereiam's picture

I watched one episode (not even sure if I watched the whole thing). Forget about the stepdaughter part of it, it was just not funny, or cute, or anything.

Petronella's picture

That show looks so stupid. I’m sure it’s a big hit. People love their fantasies about widowed dads and their little princesses. It’s no surprise that the characters kids happen to be girls instead of boys. 

What bits of ridiculousness have you noticed so far?

susanm's picture

HARD,  Like falling from a 20 story building onto the pavement hard.

NotSoStepStepmom's picture

Same!

whoaminow's picture

Yes, it is stupid. Its not going to last long. The girls are all excited and up in daddy dating  which we all know is not true. On one episode he had a date and the woman just swooned over him since he was widowed. Just your tipical crap of women not knowing what hell they are getting into with a single father. His friends on the show think the guy is so cute, I think he is ugly. Of course having 2 daughters makes him even uglier. 

hereiam's picture

No, he is not attractive, physically. The first time I saw him, was on Big Bang Theory, and I thought, "Ew."

NotSoStepStepmom's picture

"Of course, having two daughters makes him even uglier."

Hahaha! Lol

ITB2012's picture

I think I'd just get mad.

When I want mindless humor I watch that Single Parents show. The one with Taryn Killian (sp?). It's not great but it has moments.

whoaminow's picture

I like Young Sheldon that comes on before Unicorn and Mom comes on after. Those are funny to me. I'm more of a 30 minute sitcom kind of person. They are short, funny, no one dies, not emotional usually. My husband like all the dramas. 

I have made some comments during Unicorn stabing at the SD and how she never acted this way or that. DH never replies...

 

Petronella's picture

Yeah that actor has been on a bunch of good shows. I liked him on The Shield and Justified. I guess he’s now at the age where all he’s offered are “Dad” roles. 

somethingwicked's picture

I love that actor..Walt Goggins.He was great in drama~The Shield and Justified ,comedy Vice Principles and the new series  Righteous Gemstones on HBO.You have to watch that.Hilarious.

That guy does drama ,comedy..movies everything,

TOO BAD he decided to take this loser role as the daddeeee.

Sad

 

CLove's picture

My mom mentioned it was a part of "popular culture", the strait single man with a business, being called a "unicorn". My friend dated someone that we thought was a unicorn but he turned out to be  a jacka$$ instead,

Yeah, no this doesnt look funny at all. Kind of like the movie "blended" and th "parent trap"'  - once youve been in stephell that kind of thing loses its ability to hit the funny bone.

We are loving walking dead. And breaking bad.

Chmmy's picture

Lol. I had to look it up. Looks stupid. I have told DH if BM would have died in her fight with cancer rather than him divorced, we would NOT be together. I'm already the outsider intruding on their life. I would not live in the shadow of his his dead wife who would  be sainted by the children although she was a lying, thieving asshole before and after her cancer.

somethingwicked's picture

Why is the title of the show"Unicorn"?

Maybe the writers KNOW what a bunch of BS this premise that they are trying to sell to the regular public viewers who NEVER walked through the Valley of StepHell; and could never fathom the unspeakable misery of it .

That could explain the title ~"Unicorn."

There ain't any . A made up mythical creature ..just like the characters  in their scripts.

So do they have a step mother portrayed as some wonderful person willing to play mom  ,making Betty Crocker grade casseroles  and sewing curtains and the kids are just so thrilled coz every day is like Christmas  and  the daddeee is a knight on a white horse or what? LOL

We need some reality TV featuring what can and does go wrong in Blender Families.

Petronella's picture

Yes, the title makes no sense! How is a guilty single dad who’s afraid to date and is controlled by his kids, , an unusual or magical creature? Men like that are a dime a dozen!