Partners

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FOX (ended 1996)

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Partners

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Despite sparkling performances, some clever writing, and the presence of stellar sitcom director James Burrows behind several episodes, this romantic comedy, Partners, failed to entice viewers. Best friends Bob and Owen work together as aspiring young architects on the rise, their relationship complicated by Owen's recent engagement to Alicia. Perhaps the problem with the duo-becomes-triangle plot is that it really should have been told from Alicia's viewpoint, not Bob's. The subplot of Alicia trying to gain respect in her male-dominated law firm could have been much more interesting than Bob's attempts to find romantic love - particularly since he winds up with Alicia's therapist friend Lolie, one of the most annoying characters ever to appear on American television, thanks to a very brave performance by recurring guest star Corrine Bohrer.
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  • Endearing Show

    7.5
    While this was not a guy oriented show, one of the things I liked so much about Partners was the chemistry between the characters. Jon Cryer was perfectly cast as Bob, and Catherine Lloyd Burns was hilarious as Bob and Owens accident-prone assistant. Everyone always looked like they were having fun and one could sense that they were friends off-set as well.



    Maria Pitillo (Alicia) and Tate Donovan (Owen) had previous history, having been set up on a blind date some time before Partners was green-lighted by Fox. While they didn't hit it off romantically, Pitillo, who had been hired first, called on Donovan to audition for the show, and as luck would have it, had already expressed interest in the part. The rest is history. This was a great show for its day and would have been a great companion to Friends had it been on NBC.moreless
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