New ABC sitcom fails to engage viewers

ABC’s new sitcom, “How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” is not believable, entertaining or even that engaging but it really does bring up the question of what stu­dents really do after they graduate.

“How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” star­ring Sarah Chalke, premiered last week. The show started with a frantic, newly divorced mom, Pol­ly, whose entire life was stored in a laundry basket and her car coming to her parents for help. Flash to six months later and her daughter magically has matching shoes, she is put together and is the respon­sible mother that knows how to do everything for her daughter. This transformation seemed rather abrupt and highly unlikely consid­ering she works at a grocery store.

While Polly’s transformation may be hard to believe, it’s not as far-fetched as her parents’ complete lack of knowledge about parent­ing. For people who are not that old and had already raised a child, acting as if the word “bath” is for­eign is not very plausible.

Though the show had major flaws, the overall theme of fear of independence that people face is definitely recognizable.

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Author: Samantha Giedris

Samantha Giedris is a senior journalism major with minors in political science and women and gender studies. She is currently the Managing Editor of The Setonian and a member of Alpha Phi Fraternity. In the past year, she has interned at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Birchbox. Samantha can be reached at

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