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My Big Fat Greek Life 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2003)
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The continued adventures of the Portokalos family from the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", starting when Nia and her husband return from their honeymoon.
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Series cast summary:
Nia Vardalos ...  Nia Portokalos 7 episodes, 2003
Lainie Kazan ...  Maria Portokalos 7 episodes, 2003
Steven Eckholdt ...  Thomas Miller 7 episodes, 2003
Gia Carides ...  Nikki 7 episodes, 2003
Louis Mandylor ...  Nick 7 episodes, 2003
Andrea Martin ...  Voula 7 episodes, 2003
Michael Constantine ...  Gus 7 episodes, 2003
Victoria Adams Victoria Adams ...  Young Nia 7 episodes, 2003
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The continued adventures of the Portokalos family from the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", starting when Nia and her husband return from their honeymoon.

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The honeymoon is over...now the real fun begins. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

CBS.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Nia Vardalos' character changed from Toula, which was her name in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), to Nia. See more »

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Nia: Yes, we have boundaries. And pots and pans.
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Referenced in Big Brother: Daily Show: Days 13 and 14 (2003) See more »

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Not Great, but give it a chance
2 March 2003 | by WWalrusSee all my reviews

There was a lot wrong with the first episode of "My Big Fat Greek Life". It seemed to have been rushed into production without too much chance to fix what was going wrong. The producers tried to do too much in the first episode and include too many characters. There were at least two episodes pushed into 30 minutes. In doing this, there was not enough time to really develope each one.

Nia Valardos was quoted in preshow stories that she did not want a laugh track but that CBS insisted on one. BIG MISTAKE. It is not a laugh out loud type sitcom (the movie was, but not the TV version should not become "I Love Nia" slapstick vehicle). She also said that the reason for the name changes for herself and her husband was that she did not think it fair for an actor to step into a role so closely identified with another actor. (Personally, I find Steven Eckhold a much better actor and better looking than John Corbett. I really find Corbett unattractive and unappealing. I know most woman fall over themselves about him - mine is a male point of view.) Mr. Eckhold was not given much chance to develope the character in the first episode and to judge him on this one episode is very unfair. Give him a chance.

The producers/writers should have concentrated on one story line, either the return from the honeymoon or the gift of the house. Trying to use each in one time period was a BIG mistake. Also in using every character from the film in the first show did not allow any character development.

If the series is to succeed, and I hope it does, it will have to reevalute the hectic pace of the first show and concentrate on the warm and wonderful characters from the film and not on TV stereotypes.


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