Henry's girlfriend breaks up with him right after she convinces him to move to Chicago. With nowhere to turn, he responds to an ad placed in the paper by Larry Cone for a roommate, and he helps Henry...
Henry Beckman left his ideal life in Missouri to movie to Chicago with his girlfriend Heather to work in her family's business. But in the course of one morning, Henry loses his girlfriend, his apartment, and his job. In his vulnerable state, he meets his new roommate, the vain, flashy, and lovable rogue, Larry Cone, and then goes to work for Larry's childhood friend, Amanda, a beautiful mess who's unsuccessfully trying to emulate her idol, Kelly Ripa. Larry is in need of someone new around to listen to his theories about life and women after his best friend and former roommate got, Brad got engaged to Tina, a cold, controlling woman who has nothing but contempt for Larry. Written by
I Saw a Recent Taping (the fourth episode - air date 9/28)
I was recently a member of the studio audience at a taping of the fourth episode; I also saw the pilot episode. This is a funny show, with several talented actors who embrace their roles. However, it is difficult to tell whether this will be popular enough to be picked up for a second season - I will say that from what I have seen, it is a definite possibility. The plot is fairly complex, although not too complicated for the average viewer to understand. It could probably be improved by trimming some of the excess drama surrounding the core action. I really believe, however, that some of the characters have great appeal - the Kramer of Seinfeld, for example. While the actors have had some experience in other roles, they are mostly unknown; they all appear to have real talent, and this is a possible hit for the fall of 2006.
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