Picks and Pans Review: Then Came You
Late in the second episode (March 29) of this sitcom about the twosome of 33-year-old Billie (Susan Floyd) and 22-year-old Aidan (Thomas Newton), the younger lover exclaims, "I'm gonna throw up, we're so cute!" I quote this line because—well, because I can't resist. Actually, nausea is too strong a word for my reaction to the show.
Then Came You is a gradual letdown rather than an instant turn-off. The premiere conveyed the heady feeling of an impulsive affair, as a newly divorced book editor enjoyed a week's romp with her room-service waiter in a Chicago hotel. There seemed hope that the series had funny answers to the question of whether great sex and growing affection can outweigh disparities in age and income. But the three other episodes I've seen all stress farce over social, or even romantic, comedy. When Aidan falls face-first into a wedding cake, it's time to throw in the towel. At least he's smarter than his pal Ed (Desmond Askew), a horny Brit nitwit who makes Billie's friend Cheryl (Miriam Shor) want to "hurl."
Bottom Line: Slight queasiness