Mike & Molly is a cute comedy that airs on Monday’s at 9:30 Eastern Time on CBS. The premise of the show is that two overweight people, who are middle aged meet at an Over Eaters Anonymous meeting and soon fall in love.
Mike is a cop. Molly is a school teacher. Both are funny. Both are adorable. Both are overweight. We get to watch as they have a normal relationship. They try to flirt. They go their first date, which doesn’t go off without a hitch (who’s real first date ever does). They kiss. They cuddle. They make love (remember this is a comedy show, we don’t see all of that).
Sounds like a perfect night of good ole fashioned television. Both of these characters are based on normal America. Maybe that is the problem for people like blogger, Maura Kelly, who has been all over the news recently.
She blogs for Marie Claire and stated recently “I think I’d be grossed out watching two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other . . .”
She was of course, talking about the show Mike and Molly. Soon her blog was filled with negative remarks and her blog was spoken of in a negative way on many talk shows. Since then she apologized.
Of course, all this publicity may have hurt her blog for the moment (maybe not, who knows). But it may actually help Mike & Molly’s ratings.
The question is this. Deep down is this really how American’s feel?
Note: Personally, this writer finds Mike & Molly adorable. Of course, the writer is a sucker for romance, no matter the age, race, size or sex.