Picks and Pans Review: Half & Half
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"I have been acting like a big idiot," Mona (Rachel True) conceded to half sister Dee Dee (Essence Atkins) in an early episode of this freshman sitcom. "But it's very endearing once you get used to it."
"Endearing" is a stretch, but True manages to make Mona surprisingly likable given her carping about Dee Dee's privileged childhood. Now in their 20s, the two are living in the same apartment building and trying to build a relationship, while their mothers (Telma Hopkins and Valarie Pettiford) get catty whenever they cross paths. Though I'd like to see less of Mona's platonic pal Spencer (Chico Benymon) and much more of the young women's rich father (talented Obba Babatunde), the female contingent has enough comic potential to justify the show's survival.
Bottom Line: Half-decent
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