I find the characters in Imaginary Mary pretty entertaining; the relationship dynamic is unique, and the kids are interesting. The interactions between Jenna and Andy (the son) have been particularly amusing. Plus, there’s usually a cute message at the end of the episode.
I just don’t see what’s so special about Mary. While I love Rachel Dratch as a voice actress, Mary’s contribution in the first two episodes seem… unnecessary? The premise of the show is that Jenna needs her imaginary friend back in order to deal with major changes in her life, relating back to her childhood. But so far, it seems like Jenna has things under control.
Mary is neither the little angel or devil on Jenna’s shoulders, but rather a devil’s advocate whose advice flip-flops. Not to say her additions aren’t occasionally humorous, but for the most part, I’m not really feeling the friendship between Mary and Jenna. When I think of imaginary friends, I think of Bing Bong from Inside Out. But Mary and Jenna’s relationship reminds me more of Lizzie McGuire and little cartoon Lizzie.
Although I will admit, Mary’s animation is on point for a sitcom.
[I’ll edit this post for the first few episodes, or until it gets cancelled, which is my prediction right now]
What do you think of Imaginary Mary so far?