The Los Angeles coroner's office is full of outlandish types including head doctor Neil Bernstein who cooks amongst the corpses. Prankster Claudia, psychic Martha, and flaky photog Dudley are fellow employees.
Recently widowed Teresa Fanelli is leaving Brooklyn for Florida but her adult boys move back in. Frankie is a ladies man, Ronnie failing in school. Dom works scams while Anthony runs the family business. Uncle Angelo is a priest.
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Four unlucky in love buddies hang out at sports bar Nicky St. Hubbins run by it's namesake. Newly divorced Joe rooms with his single brother Mitch. Perry's lost track of the number of his marriages and Lewis is in therapy with his wife.
I've just found an old tape from 1995 and i'm taking a look at Law and Order: SVU's Christopher Meloni with much more hair, quite young, playing a writer who's had a bestseller (called Slopes) on the NYTimes bestseller list for 11 weeks, now he's moved into a small country town to try writing the follow-up. He buys the house that Ed left behind, the fourth member of a group of friends who ask him to enter their group of friends and expect him to play the role Ed used to play.
Its all a bit tense. I don't think Christopher's really comfortable with comedy. The concept of trying to get a group of friends to get over their friend's death is quite unpleasant and not particularly ripe for escapist comedy. Its an interesting dramatic situation, and Meloni makes you identify with his character.
I can see why its been sort of forgotten, having been pulled after only five episodes going to air (and one left unaired) but its good fun as a curio.
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