High-society Frances and her fully grown yet needy son, Malcolm, leave NYC behind for Paris. Small Frank, the cat, also makes the voyage—yes, they take a ship—since Frances believes he holds the spirit of her dead husband who was a philandering, double-crossing lawyer. The details of his death have made Frances a social pariah. She’s almost bankrupt, too. En route and once settled in France, mother and son encounter a bevy of characters, including Madam Reynard – my fave. This is a dark comedy of manners, kind of like a dark, posh Seinfeld. The ending, though foreshadowed, still felt discordant to me.
Gwenamon: Fluffy, but clever and funny