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The Odd Couple 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2015–2017)
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After being kicked out of their houses by their wives, two friends try to share an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.
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Series cast summary:
Matthew Perry ...  Oscar Madison 38 episodes, 2015-2017
Thomas Lennon ...  Felix Unger 38 episodes, 2015-2017
Lindsay Sloane ...  Emily 38 episodes, 2015-2017
Yvette Nicole Brown ...  Dani 38 episodes, 2015-2017
Wendell Pierce ...  Teddy 38 episodes, 2015-2017
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After being kicked out of their houses by their wives, two friends try to share an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

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Two bachelors. One apartment. Zero in common.

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USA

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English

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19 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Joey and Chandler (Matthew Perry) had a poster of the original Odd Couple up in their apartment in Friends. See more »

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The outside shot of Oscar's apartment building looking up at the sky shows the Empire State Building pretty much right next to it, however, the window view from his apartment shows the Empire State Building off in the distance, with the Chrysler Building closer. See more »

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Referenced in Talking Dead: Thank You (2015) See more »

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Not bad. I should say lighthearted and enjoyable.
17 May 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

When you try to recreate something that some people are considering it a classic, obviously you are going to get bashed. How about when that something tries to recreate two "classics"? So. There is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon,and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. AND...a 1970 TV series starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman! Both are considered as "classics". (Also there was a play back in 1965 and a ...cartoon with the same characters) Haven't seen the movie and I barely remember the series (except the characteristic music theme) so I'm not going to compare them with the 2015 incarnation.

It's about Felix and Oscar. Two divorced men. Felix is neat and tidy while Oscar is sloppy and casual. They share a Manhattan apartment, and their different lifestyles inevitably lead to conflicts and laughs.

Obviously such a premise is not as modern as it might looked half of a century ago but there is still enough material to create some comical situations.

In the 2015 version Thomas Lennon stars as the neat Felix and Matthew Perry as the loose Oscar. I'm now watching the 11th episode and I can say that after a slow start, it is getting better. There is some chemistry between the 2 actors but is Thomas Lennon that holds the show in my opinion. Perry is a great comedian but here is mediocre. As Oscar, the only feeling I get from him is that he cares about Felix. Otherwise the comedic elements are less prominent.

The script in the latest episodes is good. Some of the secondary characters get more plot lines and that benefits the show. Especially Lindsay Sloane who plays Emily a bartender who is in love with Felix.

There is a fake laugh track that I always consider a minus.

Overall: It's OK. Not bad. I'll keep watching. I know there is some hate but IMO don't take it into any account. It's possibly because there is the recreation of 2-5 classics and maybe because Matthew Perry has many haters. For me it is lighthearted and enjoyable.


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