For some, it was Bridesmaids. For others, the throwback laugh track of Mike & Molly. For the middle aged (admit it) and Netflix converts, it was Sookie St. James who had us at hello. Melissa McCarthy’s sugar-filled Sookie was a welcome excursion when the Gilmore Girls of Stars Hollow veered too far into tears, Taylor rants, and melodrama. (Jess over Dean, Rory? Really?)
While McCarthy is a long way from her Dragonfly Inn days, her comedic timing and one-line zingers are on par in the James Bond parody, Spy. McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst aiding famous superspy Bradley Fine, played by the strangely thin Jude Law. (Try a donut…or three) When Fine is killed by villain Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), Cooper goes undercover, aided herself by the fantastically gawky Nancy Artingstall, aka Miranda Hart of Miranda fame.
(Stop everything and watch all seasons of BBC’s Miranda right now. Seriously, do it! Then try your best not to sing “What have you done today to make you feel proud”?)