alisson janney


File this under another  “show I didn’t plan to watch, but I caught it, and now plan to watch it regularly”

Alisson Janney has been getting much praise for this show, which is no surprise, since she has been putting in wonderful performances for years. She is also one of the best actors I know at going between comedy and drama, which makes her perfectly suited for a comedy that covers such serious topics as addiction, cancer, and teen pregnancy.

The surprise, for me, was Anna Faris. I was aware of her from such movies as The House Bunny and The Scary Movie franchise, so, suffice to say, I have not been very impressed with her in the past. Here, though, she more than holds her own, and, like Janney, has shown an impressive ability to go from comedy to drama.