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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Perfect Couples premiere review

This show is a comedy about three different couples. First, we have Vance and Amy. They fight a lot, are immature, and then they have tons of makeup sex. Second there are Rex and Leigh, who are the controlling, drinking relationship experts who think they have it all figured out. Last, Dave and Julia, who are (relatively) normal. From the opening, we were shouting, “Cliché!” at the screen.

The premise and problems are similar to those of Better with You. What we have here is another batch of weak, one-sided characters. The writers needed to think through the individual people more, rather than just conceiving of the couples and giving them each a certain type of couples behavior. Good, interesting couples start out as interesting individuals.

But this show has a zany side and a good tone to it, so it is superior to Better with You. While the start is weak, it may show improvement as the show progresses. It’s on a channel and a night that’s good for comedies. The actors are good. It’s ho-hum now, but don’t so many great comedies start out iffy before they find their voice? There is hope. As for Better with You, there was never hope (even though one of us is still watching).

Episode Grade: C+, but a hopeful C+


  1. I don't Know if it interests you but this looks like it may become a nice blog-

  2. Yeah, it does look nice. Love tht cliffnotes Vampire Diaries post.

  3. Agree. Apt comparison to "Better With You", which is still just bad.

    Have you guys watched "Lights Out" on FX? It's great so far!

  4. We are ticked that we missed Lights Out. We don't think it was advertised well. Due to ratings, placement, subject matter, etc, we aren't going to watch it until we hear that there is a second season. Our TV isn't monitored for ratings.

    We can't get attached to another good new show that looks like it won't make it. The subject matter doesn't look fun enough for it to have much mainstream appeal. BUT as soon as we hear that it stands a chance, we will get into it.

  5. One constant throughout the series you will notice, is the outstanding set design. They look about as authentic as a space station would look even for modern day exploration.