UPC: 786936754261 — DESCRIPTION: What if you had the chance to start over, to do it all again? For Samantha Newly, this fantasy becomes a reality after a hit and run accident leaves her in an eight day coma. When she awaken... more »s in the hospital, she is surrounded by family and friends. The only problem is that she has no idea who they are or who she is. In medical terms, Sam has retrograde amnesia, which allows her to fully function in the world but leaves her with no personal memories. Most people would deem this disorder a curse. But Sam may come to call it a miracle. As she sets out to rediscover herself, Sam is forced to rely on the only people who can help her an eclectic bunch of friends and family. Although now strangers to Sam, it s not long before she begins to get an idea of who she was before the accident. END« less
Jessica J. (JessyBird03) from MOORE, TX Reviewed on 10/11/2008...
This is a cute, quirky, funny series about a girl who has retrograde amnesia. She finds out that in her previous life she was liked by very few people and hated by many. Her post-amnesia personality is very different and many of the comical bits come about because of the clash of her old and new personalities. The first season is a great start to what may become a very successful series. All of the characters are well fleshed-out and there is nary a dull moment to be found.
Fans of the Gilmore Girls will be delighted to see Melissa McCary playing one of Samantha's friends. Fans of the short-lived series What About Brian will be interested to know that Barry Watson portrays Samamtha's ex-boyfriend and the apartment they (sort of) share is the same apartment Barry's character lived in on What About Brian.
I definitely recommend giving this show a try!
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lovely lo | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Girl gets hit by a car, girl loses memory of everything before the accident,girl finds out that she was a VERY mean person, girl has a change of heart now that she has a chance to start over, gril wants to be nice and correct the mistakes that her mean self did before she lost her memory.
After watching one episode of this show I was laughing and wanting more. Christina Applegate is amazing in this. Her acting is just so dead on making you laugh at how she exaggerates everything. Jennifer Esposito (who plays Andrea, Samantha's best, and only, friend before her memory loss) is also very funny in this because she basically plays a friend that is always drunk/hung over and very mean. Samantha's parents in this are just hysterical because they are the typical mom and dad that are still treating their adult daughter like a child and ignoring her opinions and driving her crazy. Even though a lot of people are saying that the story is not very original, I think that they get a lot of mileage out of it. If you aren't sure that you will like this show after (at most) 2 episodes watch it on abc.com first and then decide whether you want more. I am absolutely getting this because it kept me laughing through the whole episode. Even though the episodes are less than 1/2 hour long, I think that it is a good way to keep people begging for more. I nearly lost my mind one week when ABC announced that it would instead air "Dancing With the Stars" for the entire night!"
A delightfully pleasant series
Robert Moore | Chicago, IL USA | 05/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really came to enjoy SAMANTHA WHO during its strike-shortened first season. The premise was not necessarily all that brilliant -- a complete jerk of a human being loses her memory in a car accident and gets a fresh shot at her life -- but it provided a great platform for Christina Applegate to play a character who is in the process of self-recreation.
This is not going to go down as one of the great series ever nor even as one of the finest comedies. It was not even the best new comedy of the 2007-2008 season (that title belongs to ALIENS IN AMERICA, but since I apparently was only one of about four dozen people to watch that one, no one knows that). No question most of the appeal lay in Applegate's wonderfully appealing performance in the lead role. Even though everything we learned about the old, bad Samantha was reprehensible, it was delightful to see her gamely take a new shot at life. And she is aided by some great supporting players. I especially loved Melissa McCarthy, best known to most TV viewers as Sookie St. James from THE GILMORE GIRLS, who plays Sam's childhood best friend Dena, whom she jettisoned as they aged and Sam moved into the cool crowd while Sam joined the uncool crowd. Jennifer Esposito is great as the one person who was friends with the bad, old Sam and continues to be friends with the new, nicer Sam. Barry Watson is excellent as Sam's ex-boyfriend Todd (who is still living in her condo), who starts the series off sheepish about telling her that they broke up shortly before her accident to finding himself newly attracted to the nicer version of his old girlfriend. Kevin Dunn and Jean Smart are great as Sam's parents. The one character I wish they could do more with is Tim Russ as Frank the doorman. He is excellent as far as his character goes, but so far they just haven't been able to do much with it. Hopefully that will change. He was one of my favorite characters on STAR TREK VOYAGER as the Vulcan Tuvok. Hopefully he'll have more to do in Season Two.
All in all, this is a fun, well written, and excellent (if unambitious) series. It is a great vehicle for Christina Applegate. Most of all, it is just a very, very pleasant show."
Richard H. Langley | 10/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i felt it was cute.for a 72 year old conservative male who prefers tv shows from 60 to 80s,i enjoyed the episodes i have watched"
I LOVE THIS SHOW
always reading | 12/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show is perfect!!! I watch them over and over again!!! Great gift for someone who loves great comedy!!!"