We're doing a joint-post tonight. Whitney airs on NBC each Wednesday night.
Season one was the best and the show quickly became our favorite on TV. We started blogging because it was always under attack and it was rather clear that the people attacking it were not watching the show.
So we became the Whitney bloggers.
And season two of the show started. The first episode? We were just glad the show was back on. We missed Neal but were happy.
Then every episode was a fight between Whitney and Alex. They fought and fought. And there was no time for Mark, Roxanne and Lily.
It was not a good show.
It was so bad that we were of the opinion, by the fourth episode, that they could go ahead and take the show off the air if this was how it was going to be.
Last week, the show finally returned after its long winter hiatus.
The episode was funny. We liked it. We wrote about it: "The return of Whitney," "Whitney," "Whitney"
We hesitated to praise it too much because there had been four unfunny episodes and we didn't want to get played where we praise its big return only to find out the next week that there was no return and the episode was a fluke.
Last night's episode was very funny. So funny that we really do think Whitney is back and the show's back on track.
Whitney herself was funny. Her character has a heart issue. And she dismissed it and had since she was 12. It was the Whitney we knew and had grown to love.
The episode was significantly better. We had subplots. Thank goodness.
Lily's boyfriend? We finally met him. He broke up with Lily after she accidentally sold him on the idea of breaking up with her. That's the Lily we knew and loved.
Mark was irritating and winning, the combination that made us like him to begin with. He and Roxanne are still nibbling around the edges and have yet to go out on a date but the sparks are there.
And it was just a great show. Instead of offering three different perspectives, we were talking on the phone and decided, let's just do a joint post. So all three of us are declaring Whitney to be back, the humor is back, the characters you love are back, the characters who love each other are back.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"