At times, ABC has been guilty of being too precious in its reliance on single-camera comedies, particularly those that win a small cadre of media admirers but feel too narrow.
What's more romantic than sticky floors, butter powder-covered seat cushions, and a trite film?
One even rimmed a glass with salt and ground-up tequila worms.
The next five took to the bar for the second round.
And it would be a bold-faced lie to say I didn't enjoy it. Making a perfect whiskey sour or an old fashioned—when we had the ingredients—was something to be proud of. And who better to impress than your date on the first outing?
It's easy to write ads for something like a mixology class.
Moreover, the shifting pairings from episode to episode create a semi-serialized element that deftly builds off the groundwork laid the previous week, conjuring questions about who’s going to wind up with whom.
Although the setting feels slightly askew of its “Modern Family” lead-in, this is easily one of the best sitcoms ABC has given the benefit of that plum launching pad.
The series is about five men and five women, all single, who are looking for love in a Manhattan bar. The iconic mystery series would seem to have little in common with Mixology, so here's what the producers meant by that.
The second ingredient is the Kirkland Signature Premium Margarita Mix.
It's an 100% blue agave tequila aged in oak barrels for better than a year, and tastes phenomenal.
It's easy to make, tastes great, and like Lay's potato chips..can't have just one!
Once you get past the gimmick – a bunch of singles in a bar, as played out over one wacky night – “Mixology” quickly establishes itself as an inordinately appealing comedy, blessed with quick wit and a promising array of characters.
The next time you ask a girl out—and she agrees, of course—take her to a mixology class. You may not like to indulge in the devil water, either. You don't have to want to be Tom Cruise in Cocktail for this. During my college days, like most of us I'm sure, I, uh, enjoyed partaking in the consumption of beverages containing alcohol.