Perfect Couples (2010–2011)
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This and a similar program (Happy Endings) were both new this season. Thought this one was much funnier and entertaining. It is quirky and requires a few episodes to 'get' the characters and humour, but once you do, it really takes off.
I found the last few episodes to be great, and though I was on the fence for the first few, I was sold toward the end and would have stuck with it. Versus a flat, boring story line (like most new "couples" comedies) this one was slightly over-the-top and fun to watch. A show like that stands out from others that blend in with normality. This would have picked up a larger audience with every season it ran, whereas the others would have lost many to boredom.
VERY upset to see this was dropped. Bad move.
It has great acting, fun characters that are appealing with characteristics that anyone can associate with, and snappy editing. And while Olivia Munn's character 'is' annoying, she is actually really good in her role.
Anyway, would love this show to stick around for a while, and if you're a fan of comedies such as Road Trip, Buying the Cow, or Tomcats, then you should like this. Otherwise, don't watch it, and stop whining.
Hopefully its just the end of the season and it will return in the fall and I set up an IMDb account to cry over nothing at all.
And who in the world told Olivia (I posed in Playboy but didn't get naked) Munn she can act?? My left tennis shoe has more personality and talent than she does. She brings the excellent Daily Show to a screeching halt every time she appears and does the same here.
Someone PLEASE take away her SAG card -- right now!! jk90
Vance was my favorite character - he was a riot. I'll miss him!
I had gotten a bunch of my friends to watch this and now everyone is a great fan. BOOOOOOO to NBC!!!
I really like all the actors and I want to like the show a lot more than I actually did. I think that the mix of characters aren't exactly right. It's too much to have everybody acting wacky. I think Christine Woods should play more normal and transfer her craziness to the other two girls. The 'normal' central couple shouldn't be so wacky. They should derive their comedy through other ways. Olivia Munn is not the problem especially if she can act against a normal character. The jokes seem funny but they're not really hitting me right.
The episodes are all very strong and the characters so likable that it seems like the writes don't even need to give their characters lines. The characters simply generate comedy. Julia has given me 2 out of my all time top five 'laughter' moments in television history. Rex, Vance, and Dave all have amazing moments. Leigh is very amusing. The one minor criticism that I find when watching the show is that Amy doesn't seem to be very likable. However, I have often found that a show needs one character that isn't entirely likable for the show to work.
I can't believe it was cancelled mid season as I felt that the characters were so strong that the show could run and run. So thank you to the writers, the actors, and anyone else involved in the making of the show for creating a comedy that has truly made my wife and I love TV again!
I'd love for this to continue however I think the big bosses have made up there minds and with a large fan base (3 million in America and then there's the rest of us around the globe) that will now be replaced by another attempt to replicate some old material like 2 and half men in favour of something fresh.
Shame on you NBC!
The dialogue and interactions between the characters were witty and semi-realistic which is more than I can say for many shows that did make the cut and evade cancellation.
I often wonder who is responsible for making the final selections for cancelling shows, I wonder if perhaps they are the same half wits behind IMDb's insistence that all reviews are of a minimum length of 10 lines. As if length denotes quality.
The show was a very funny and smart show about relationships. Anyone who has been in a long term relationship can relate to it. The plot lines were realistic with simple twists that brought out the humor in all the characters. I loved it.
This is really a loss for TV and shows how some executives are able to do their own colonoscopy.
The dialogue is so uninspired, poorly written, and monotonously acted it's hard to believe that it is intended to be a comedy at all. Plots are of the most intellectually insulting variety imaginable; characters are so childish and inconsistent it seems as though the show wasn't written, but improvised by people who have never been on a stage or screen before.
Unlike many who have reviewed this show, I don't lay the blame at the actors, Olivia Munn in particular. No cast that has ever existed could salvage this god awful experiment as its mediocrity flagrantly insults Community and The Office, in what must be the luckiest and most undeserved time slot in TV history.
In short, if you like this show, you hate comedy.
It seems like a low production show, but its very entertaining to watch. The cast is really great, and the 3 main couples are all different in their own ways. Characters have good chemistry, and their friendships come across as genuine.
Its very different from the usual comedy shows on TV. The characters seem/behave like everyday people so its easier to relate to them. They seem to tackle relationship issues in a fun quirky way, which makes the show very fun to watch.