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I loved this show and never missed an episode. It was clever, funny, touching, and had great character development. It explored the lives of different generations of married people living together in the same apartment complex, and did so with a lot of warmth and humor. It had a great cast, with a real standout performance by Jay Thomas, who, in my opinion, is one of the great, underrated comic actors of our time. I dislike most sitcoms, but thoroughly enjoyed this one. Why it was canceled is a mystery to me. If the episodes were ever released on DVD, I'd snap them right up, but I somehow doubt that's going to happen. Sad, but the episodes will probably just get stashed away in the T.V. vaults, wherever canceled T.V. shows go.
Great show. I wish some cable channel would show reruns. The characters were fun to watch, entertaining, and with the diverse ages everyone could relate to at least one of them. Kind of a view of how generations are different yet seem to encounter the same types of problems. They don't make sitcoms like these anymore.
When my wife was in labor having our second child, this show came on with Jay Thomas' wife having a baby. It is one of the funniest scripts ever of a couple going through the process of delivering a child. We were watching it before we headed to the hospital that night and I thought I was going to get sick from laughing so hard. The actors did an awesome job of playing upon the contents of the LaMaze bag and how they were to be used to refocus her pain. Jay was so panicked that he couldn't do anything right to her satisfaction. When she made the comment that she needed to squeeze the ball and he reacted to it, I was on the floor in hysterics. I wish I could obtain a copy of this short-lived series because of the ties it has with my now teenage daughter.
This is one of the best sitcom's I've ever seen... for some reason nobody watched it....and that's a shame You guessed it........it was cancelled, if by some miracle you can watch this series you will understand it's greatness.
This was actually quite a good show and I do recall it fairly well considering it was over 15 years ago now. Bess Armstrong was solid in her role as the Matriarch of this family. I do echo the previous poster's comments about Jay Thomas. Jay is a past Emmy award winner and a very fine comedic and dramatic actor. He would be considerably older now and likely enjoying a life of retirement in relative obscurity. I'd be interested if anyone has seen any recent work and perhaps they can wheel Jay out for a curtain call of sorts. One final swan song as it were before he rides out his final years. A tremendous actor he was. I'm not familiar with the other cast members as they were less well known. It just goes to show that sometimes a fine show will not get the run it deserves in order to develop a following. With the expanded television universe, at least some good shows like this are getting a shot on cable channels such as Fox, FX or the WB where they can take more time to develop a following. Married People - RIP.
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