5 Reasons We Love Watching: 'Playing House'

Playing House is the second comedy created by and starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair (whose Best Friends Forever will forever be on my personal canceled-too-soon list). They play childhood friends who come to each other's aid and create their own quirky, loving family. The show is smart, funny, and full of heart, but it's not exactly a runaway success. It's both a victim of Peak TV — getting lost in the noise of prestige dramas, bloody battle sequences, and gently funny "comedies" — and a beneficiary of this era's insatiable hunger for more content. It's the little show that could, never receiving the respect it deserves, even from its own network, but surviving thanks to its loyal (and social media-savvy) fans and the winning personalities of its co-creators and leading ladies. If you need more persuading, here are five reasons why you should check out Playing House, airing on USA Network.

5. Bosephus and Jandana! Maggie’s alter ego, Bosephus, is described as a "rusty circus roustabout." He appears from time to time with his main lady, Jandana, usually to help someone get out of a jam. They are total relationship goals.

 

 

 

4. Everyone in the cast, from Maggie's creepy brother (Zach Woods) to frenemy Bird Bones (Lindsay Sloane) to the OB/GYN (guest star Larry Wilmore), is bringing it.

 

 

 

 

3. Rising above all the others, however, is Keegan-Michael Key as Mark Rodriguez, delivering heat, charm, and laughs.

 

 

 

 

2. From lingo to nutrition, Parham and St. Clair are teaching us everything we need to know to live our best lives.

 

 

 

1. With all due respect to Amy and Tina, Jess and Len are television's real BFFs.

 

 

 

 

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Jun 15, 2017 5:30PM EDT

Yeeeeessss! More people should watch this wonderful show. I can't wait for the new season!

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Jun 15, 2017 5:32PM EDT

Also, Jessica and Lennon are the best television best friends to ever friend.

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Jun 16, 2017 1:37PM EDT

I love Playing House! It's funny but never in a mean or reductionist way.

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Jun 18, 2017 10:12AM EDT

I just started watching it . I love it so funny . Thank you for the recommendation .

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Jun 19, 2017 2:42PM EDT

I am SO glad it is finally back!!!

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