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Life... and Stuff 

Rick Boswell, an advertising executive, and his wife, Ronnie, have been married ten years and feel overwhelmed by life. Living with them are their two young sons and Rick's man-child brother.

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Lee Aronsohn
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Rick Reynolds Rick Reynolds ...  Rick Boswell 5 episodes, 1997
Pam Dawber ...  Ronnie Boswell 5 episodes, 1997
Fred Applegate ...  Bernie Skabinsky 5 episodes, 1997
Tanner Lee Prairie Tanner Lee Prairie ...  Jerry Boswell 5 episodes, 1997
David Bowe ...  Andy Boswell 4 episodes, 1997
Kevin Keckeisen Kevin Keckeisen ...  Shawn Boswell 3 episodes, 1997
Anita Barone ...  Jordan Emery 3 episodes, 1997
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Rick Boswell, an advertising executive, and his wife, Ronnie, have been married ten years and feel overwhelmed by life. Living with them are their two young sons and Rick's man-child brother.

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USA

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English

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6 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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Life & Stuff See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA

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Wrong time, wrong format
28 June 2016 | by VinnieRattolleSee all my reviews

Rick and Ronnie are struggling in their marriage. He has a high-pressure job, she takes care of the kids, and they've hit a rut in their relationship. Andy is Rick's child-like brother, who dwells in a trailer parked in the couple's driveway. At work, Rick has befriended embittered boss Bernie and snarky coworker Jordan. Christine is Ronnie's nosy best friend.

Based on the stand-up act of comedian Rick Reynolds, there's definitely a show to be made out of his material... but this wasn't it. The tone was way too dark and awkward for a 3-camera studio-audience sitcom - and it hit at a time when TV comedies were all hoping to be the next "Friends." The performances were good all around but the writing felt dumbed-down-for-TV and the canned laughter seemed out of place.

20 years later, if this were done single-camera without an audience and outdated TV censorship restrictions, it could be a wildly successful show. Unfortunately, this one was just a matter of wrong time, wrong format.


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