In Praise Of Cougartown

I was a little hard on the show when I first came on, but I think it's gotten funnier as it goes along. And it's a particular kind of funny. It's not brainy, Arrested Development funny. It's escapist funny. Like, "I just need to not think for a moment" funny. I don't mean that as a dis, as I think escapist funny is an art onto itself. I just wish they didn't have to call the show "Cougartown." The title doesn't even really fit the show.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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