||In The New Adventures of Old Christine, I think Julia Louis-Dreyfus has hit paydirt. I TiVo'ed it out of respect for Elaine Benes, and figured I had to give Julia the benefit of the doubt and at least give her show a chance. I'm glad that I did. Mynagirl and I have watched all of the episodes so far (four, I think), and they have been pretty damn funny. Sure, there are rough spots and some hackneyed sitcom staples (precocious kid, slacker brother, sassy black friend, etc), but it seems to be working...Louis-Dreyfus really seems comfortable in the role and embodies the old Christine quite fully...This character is older, wiser, and a bit more jaded than Elaine Benes, and with an ex-husband and kid to boot, but still allows flashes of Elaine to show through, which makes me think that they are flashes of Louis-Dreyfus and they just happened to flash through both for Elaine and Christine...The rest of the cast also seem to fit comfortably into their roles, although I'm not sure yet if the character of her son is cute or annoying, although the kid playing the role does a great job...And now I've actually started looking forward to new episodes, and that's rare for me. I hope they keep up the good work on the show, because I want it to be good. It would be nice to see a former Seinfeldian do good.