Josh Zuckerman tells TVLine that he’s completely dropped cucumbers from his diet, and if you tuned into Monday’s premiere of the new CW comedy Significant Mother, there’s a good chance you’re also planning to knock the vegetable off your personal food pyramid.
After all, it’s that very same vegetable Zuckerman’s Nate finds in his couch, shortly after returning home and discovering that his mom (The LA Complex‘s Krista Allen) and best friend/roommate (The Originals‘ Nathaniel Buzolic) have been getting physical in his absence. (I’ll let you connect the dots as to how the cucumber was employed, but I think we’re all on the same page here.)
What transpires is a hilariously awkward journey of understanding and acceptance from all sides; truthfully, Lydia and Jimmy (Allen and Buzolic) can’t seem to make any more sense of their relationship than Nate — not that he’s trying to make sense of it.
Jimmy attempts to reach his best friend through a game of Hop-and-Scotch — Zuckerman says he’s “pretty sure they made the game as they were filming” and that he’s “never met anyone who’s actually played it” — but it isn’t until a heart-to-heart with his crush, Sam (played by Emma Fitzpatrick), that Nate finally begins to accept his mom’s new relationship.
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In the coming weeks, fans can look forward to a cougar-riffic appearance by Denise Richards (“Just another day at the office,” Zuckerman recalls), a lot more shirtlessness from Buzolic (“I got so used to walking around without clothes,” he tells TVLine, “that I’d go around set having deep conversations with people, not realizing I was in my underwear”) and the possibility of Nate coming around to his mom’s new romance (“He starts to accept this as his new normal, but there’s always going to be something new he has to learn how to handle,” adds Zuckerman).
But will you make the show your new normal? Grade the Significant Mother premiere below, then drop a comment with your full review.