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Hot In Cleveland - Season Four

by Christian Cintron
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Thursday Dec 5, 2013

"Hot in Cleveland" has lasted more than four seasons. The show answers the television public's hunger for nostalgic television. This series blends "Golden Girls" with a show like "Sex and the City." Each week, these four friends deal with crazy relationships, wacky hi-jinks, and old-timey sitcom conventions.

The season plays out like past seasons with each character having their own special plot of the season. Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) gets a job as a copywriter and works with a high-powered and slightly unstable exec played by Heather Locklear. The problem is she's fallen for Locklear's ex played by Jay Harrington. Joy (Jane Leeves) is adjusting to life as a grandmother and decides to go back to college. Victoria (Wendie Malick) gets cast in a movie by Woody Allen and continues her quest for love. Elka (Betty White) embarks on a relationship with her hairdresser played by Regis Philbin.

The shameless promotion does sort of overshadow the fun of the behind-the-scenes moments.

There are no notable bonus features except for the special, "Look Who's Hot Now," which is a shameless plug for Kirstie Alley's new TV Land show. It blends the outtakes and some behind-the-scenes moments, but it feels really dated and forced. It features the four leads, Bertinelli, Leeves, Malick, and White and Alley just standing in front of a studio audience. The shameless promotion does sort of overshadow the fun of the behind-the-scenes moments.

Ultimately, the series is still entertaining. Sadly, there are no great bonus features, but fans of the series will enjoy the complete season.

"Hot in Cleveland: Season Four"

Christian Cintron is a writer, actor and stand up comedian. He attended Vassar College and has worked in marketing and social media. For more check out YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CintronicComedy and www.obscureathon.com


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