[I know some of you don't like these season threads, but with no one creating episode threads, we need a place to talk. Thanks for understanding.] I like this show, it's one of the few sitcom keepers from this year's batch. Some general thoughts... I don't understand why Max doesn't jump all over Caroline's cupcake ideas. Max is tired of her sh*tty life; she comments on it all the time. Yet every time Caroline comes up with an idea for making money, Max runs away. Is this going to be one of their ongoing themes--Max really doesn't want to improve? If so, that's kinda depressing. What's with the horse? They can't afford it, and I don't care how attached Caroline is to him. They talk about ten dollars being a big deal, yet they keep a horse that costs far more. It's jarring. Something that hit me watching this week's episode (cake decorating class). With most sitcoms, the longer you watch, the more the characters feel like family. You get to know their foibles. The writers get a feel for them, and it all starts to rock & roll. This is why you have to give sitcoms a few episodes, and not delete the SP after the pilot. With this show, I'm *not* getting that feeling. It's still funny, but I don't get that warm fuzzy I get from watching most sitcoms. Maybe it's taking the writers longer to get a feel for the characters, or they just don't know where they want to go with it. Or maybe it's just me. I know, I've done nothing but complain in this first post. Yet I really do like this show, and want to see it get better and stick around.