Raising Hope 4 Seasons 2010

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Season 1
(125) IMDb 8.1/10

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If you stop dreaming, you're just sleeping.

Starring:
Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
October 5, 2010

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Michael Fresco
Starring Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton
Supporting actors Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward, Cloris Leachman, Cameron Moulène, Trace Garcia, Kelly Heyer, Mason Cook, Ben Begley, Crystal Santos
Season year 2011
Network FOX
Producers Liz Astrof, Bobby Bowman, Gregory Thomas Garcia, Kim Hamberg, Alan Kirschenbaum, Henry J. Lange Jr., Mike Mariano, Timothy Stack, Christy Stratton
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Customer Reviews

A very funny over-the-top show that's great family entertainment.
George A. Smith Jr.
Just so happy that comedy is back and we had something really good and really FUNNY to laugh to!
D
One of the few shows I watch every week. makes me laugh every episode. love it.
Torr

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Zephyr_37 on May 22, 2011
Format: DVD
I just watched the season finale of "Raising Hope," and I was struck by how much it seems like this show is old beyond its one year. The main cast is endearing, and the supporting characters are a delight. Well-written and funny, "Raising Hope" has the wackiness of "The Simpsons" mixed with the heart of "The Wonder Years." I'd guess that everyone on this show loves going to work. Kudos to the cast and crew on an amazing first season! I look forward to many more to come. :)
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on March 24, 2011
Format: DVD
With the initiation of the 2010 television season, FOX was pinning its hopes and its largest advertising dollars on a couple of shows that ended up failing to strike a chord with the public. The promising serialized drama "Lone Star" was gone in two episodes and the high profile sitcom "Running Wilde" never gathered sufficient viewers and was dismissed by mid-season. Flying under the proverbial radar, however, was the wacky family of "Raising Hope." Created by the same team who made "My Name Is Earl" such a surprising success (remember how fresh Earl's early seasons were?), "Raising Hope" also balances an eccentric clan of working class heroes with clever slapstick shenanigans. But in a sitcom world populated with snappy one-liners and superficial partnerships, this program defies expectations by having a real heart. Aside from ABC's "The Middle," no other current television family seems to face the economic trials and tribulations inherent in much of America--and it is in providing recognizable moments (albeit very heightened) that "Raising Hope" stands as a true original.

There are plenty of peripheral characters on "Raising Hope"--some more successful than others--but the core family at the center of the show is its true soul. Lucas Neff plays the lead character with a gawky and understated charm and stands as a perfect centerpiece to ground the show's more lunatic aspects. In my opinion, he's a star! A single dad (to Hope), Neff still lives with his parents and is a stock boy at the local grocery store. His parents, Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt, are doing the best that they can but have failed to realize the dreams of their youth. As if the house weren't crowded enough, Plimpton's sporadically lucid mother (Cloris Leachman) also meanders through the action.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Cristy L. Dodson on March 6, 2011
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This has got to be the FUNNIEST sit-com that has hit the airways...EVER!!! This show plays into ALL age groups, from young to old...Cloris Leachman is absolutely EPIC!!!
Can't hardly wait for FOX to release it, for purchase on DVD/Blue-Ray! :)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Copeland on October 26, 2011
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I started to watch Raising Hope right after I was notified of an impending layoff at work. I watched the entire first season this week through Netflix- during lunch hour, workout routines and right before bed- on an ipad. I've told everybody I know about it and now several family members are hooked and watching the 1st season. I also let them all know when the next show airs so they won't miss any more episodes. I hadn't even heard of it until last week (Oct 2011) since we only watch what TV we record to avoid commercials and hadn't seen any ads for this show.

I laugh out loud not only watching but at memories of the silly things that the characters do and say. I love it that Jimmy is a little naive but with the determination and love that make the most essential parts of a really great parent. He's always worried that he's not good enough and trying to do better and better for his little girl. I also love that his parents, Virginis and Bert don't think much of themselves yet stay entirely true to eachother and love eachother and Jimmy and Hope in such a warm, loving way.

Maw Maw is in a class by herself. She is so fun and so unexpected but yet her actions are probably pretty realistic for an alzheimers/dementia patient. Virginia is a loving patient caregiver and they all do a great job patiently loving Maw Maw through the uncomfortable times even when she comes at them with a shot gun blast which happens more than once.

Anyway, with a layoff coming and a house that I have to fix up and sell pretty quickly it was certainly great to have something to laugh about. Thanks to the writers and the actors for bringing the joy and warmth of this show to the masses!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sylviastel VINE VOICE on March 27, 2011
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Martha Plimpton is a Tony nominated actress and a veteran of the stage. Here she's the 38 year old mother of a 23 year old son, Jimmy Chance. She plays Virginia Chance and her performance is totally under-rated by the awards. Screw the Awards! Cloris Leachman also gives a great performance as a special guest star but she's in almost every episode as Maw Maw, Virginia's senile grandmother. Virginia, Maw Maw, and Jimmy Chance live with Virginia's husband, Mr. Chance, who is a pool cleaner and landscaper. Virginia works all day cleaning toilets.

When Jimmy gets in a van with an escaped serial killer, they have intercourse. The next day, Virginia hits her over the head with a television set while watching the morning news. Nine months later in prison, Princess Beyonce is born on death row. At 7 months old, Jimmy and his baby watch the execution. Their state is not so forgiving. After all the mother was a female serial killer who targeted men.

Anyway that is how the show begins and I can't imagine my Tuesday nights without them. The cast is first rate and the writing is also well-done. My question is where are the awards for this show and the recognition it deserves. Award shows always tend to favor the unusual but this show is blue collar and aimed for a mainstream audience in the country. A lot more people will relate to the woes and heartbreak of the Chance family than any other show on television.

Cloris Leachman should get another Emmy for best supporting actress. She is a scene stealer as Maw Maw and please give her full credit.
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