Revolves around the lengths to which two best friends are willing to go in order to salvage their marriage.Revolves around the lengths to which two best friends are willing to go in order to salvage their marriage.Revolves around the lengths to which two best friends are willing to go in order to salvage their marriage.
The show starts poorly in my opinion. There is a constant and without purpose movement of the camera, shooting at a married couple in its bed just before they fall to sleep. Why the camera moves like that is beyond me. Maybe the director wanted the audience to feel motion sickness, otherwise the movement is totally unrealistic and unjustified for the scene. The direction of photography also tries to give a documentar-ish feeling with (bad) natural lighting and shots that follow a person behind its back.
Anyway, the show is (again) about a dysfunctional (married) couple with 3 little daughters. The man has these friends, who meets in a ...bar (what a surprise!) and trusts them with his most personal secrets and always gets the most inappropriate advices in return.
In the pilot, the plot is the definition of SitCom (situation comedy). Something (no spoilers!) that is meant for someone, gets in the hands of someone else, and the reluctant "hero" solves the problem with the usual lies and naive manipulation.
The main problem of the show is that it doesn't have anything to attract viewers. From the title, to the actors, to the script. And it's not really funny unless you find Nat Faxon's face funny, who monopolizes the screen in the pilot.
It's easy to imagine how the next episodes will go from here, and what other ordeals the couple will have to deal with. The truth is though, I can't find any worth mentioning reason to watch the next episode.
Overall: Sub Par, not recommended.
UPDATE: After seeing the 2nd episode I changed my vote from 3 to 1.
I always give a 2nd (and maybe even a 3rd) chance to a show, to make itself better or at least more enjoyable. So I did with this one.
Honestly I didn't smile once. For a true laugh don't even think about it. The 2nd episode is even worst.
This show goes nowhere. There is no humor in it and the situations (it's a SitCom) are far from interesting.
As I'm reading the viewers dropped from 1.2 mil. to 0.8 I guess we are talking for a 0.3 to the 3rd one and a soon to be follow cancellation.
I don't know what the guys who make shows like these were thinking.
- Jul 26, 2014