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Friday, April 30, 2010

Rita Rocks: The Complete First Season DVD Review

Rita Rocks: The Complete First Season DVD Review

Synopsis: Nicole Sullivan ( MADtv ) stars as Rita Clemens, an overworked wife, mother, and former lead singer of a Bangles cover band who has traded in a life of jam sessions and rock clubs for carpools and PTA meetings. On the verge of a full-blown identity crisis, Rita struggles to maintain romance with her husband, Jay (Richard Ruccolo, Two Guys and a Girl ), juggle the demands of her 9-year-old daughter, Shannon (Kelly Gould, Lucky Louie ), and discipline her defiant teenage daughter, Hallie (Natalie Dreyfuss, He s Just Not That Into You ) and her ever-present boyfriend, Kip (Raviv Ullman, Phil of the Future ). In an attempt to reconnect with her youth and with the hopes of putting some spark back in her life, Rita dusts off her guitar and forms a garage band with Kip, her nosy postal carrier Patty (Tisha Campbell-Martin, My Wife and Kids, Martin ) and her unemployed neighbor Owen (Ian Gomez).
RITA ROCKS: THE COMPLETE SEASON 1 features all 20 episodes plus extras jam-packed onto 3 discs!

Review: Nicole Sullivan stars in this Lifetime Network show, Rita Rocks.  She was always pretty funny as a cast member on MADtv.   The basic premise of this situation comedy is that Rita is a former rocker that has settled down and she is attempting to adjust to 'normal life'.  

Firstly, Rita was in a Bangles cover band, so she wasn't exactly a rock star, but she was definately a party girl.  The show basically covers her hijinks trying to fit in and make her own way as a wife and mother.  The show is pretty cute overall, albeit highly predictable, as all sit-coms are.   You know what you're asking for when you go into a show like this one.  Its a half hour of mindless, cute entertainment.

Overall, not a bad show.  Its a nice family show too, so you can all gather together to enjoy this one.  You get a great DVD release here packed with extras.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars