I don't know anything about the characters (after watching an episode...or at least trying to..) and that proves only one thing and one thing only. The characters didn't make an impact on me and I couldn't relate to them.
Another thing...where's the conflict? Everything is peaceful in this abomination of what NBC calls a "comedy." It doesn't even fit drama because it has no drama. No serious scenes and quite frankly, no reason to care.
The only reason why this show is on is because NBC can't have an odd number of comedies so they picked up the pilot that didn't make it and ordered episodes for it. That's great, NBC...make us sit through horrid trash but you know what, that's okay. I can always watch Community, The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and even Outsourced on Hulu.com. I wonder what will come first...a new show to replace you in spring or fall or a full-hour of 30 Rock or The Office. I'm taking my chances with the full-hour.
Horrible Horrible show obviously Olivia made a bad career move leaving AOTS due to the fact that was the only thing she was funny on and btw she is really really bad on the daily show xx x xx x x x x x x x xx x x xx xxxxx x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x xx x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
A show about three very different couples with some very well written scenes and actors decent comic timing. Think a kinda relationship comedy in a kinda Todd Philips vein. Lots to relate to for those in the age bracket and related situations. i must say i enjoy it and must say its superior to similar comedy "Better With You". Give it a chance to develop and it could be much better. Great to see a show without a laugh track. Modern Family another show off the top of my head on mainstream tv not currently using one. Episode 3 made clever use of flashbacks to complete a mini story arc and set some back story for the couples in the show... kinda in the same way How I Met Your Mother does. Don't write it off just yet, there is definite potential and since it comes across as a rather cheap film and produce (compared to other comedies) it may have a chance to survive as mid season replacement comedy for a season or two.
This may be the worst sitcom I have ever seen. All of the men seem like graduates of unseen straight-to-DVD National Lampoon movies, able to mug for the camera with an appeal that only a 12-year-old would find amusing. The women seem like they've stepped off the set of a Bud Light commercial in which the girl/wife is humiliated. Actually, it's like a 22-minute Bud Light commercial. I guess Bud Light ads are popular with someone. However, it's jarring to see such unsophisticated junk on NBC's Thursday night comedy line-up. Did NBC make a deal with Satan 20 years ago that dictated that one abysmal comedy must always air among otherwise brilliant fare?
Don't know what to say about this one: all review made in advance were very bad, starting by the over-used three different couples with three different types of relationship. While this is true I didn't find it so bad ( kudos at least for not using the laugh track) and it made me chuckle sometimes. among the sour point I don't really point to the fact that it's not ground-breaking ( which most shows aren't and a characteristic which for the sake of itself it's not that good), but it's pretty much average, nondescript ( I cannot remember the name of the characters and that's not a good sign). I like most of the characters, except maybe Olivia Munn's couple (I get their function in the ensemble, but come on).
Admittedly the show is more or less chliche-based and the premise is not exactly experimental. So I agree Perfect Couples does indeed look fairly bad on paper. HOWEVER it is very solidly executed. While it may not do a lot of new things it does handle its stories pretty creatively.
Let's face it: All a sitcom really needs are a bunch of likeable characters and decent writing.
And of course Perfect Couples features simplified and crazier-than-life characters - which sitcom doesn't? - and up until now you bascially only had your basic conflict-scenarios for couples BUT I don't think that really matters, because that is actually all you need for an enjoyable 20-minutes. PC knows what it is and it doesn't pretend to have any depth that it hasn't (Lord knows many shows do). I think everyone should just look at it this way: It's light-hearted fun without much artificial drama. Bearing that in mind I think one can enjoy the hell out of that show.
And there is a comedic device that helps spice up the familiar setting and that PC mostly is able to pull off: fast paced scenes. The show definitely is fast paced but it almost never becomes hectic and that is one of it's biggest strenghts. Just think about the episode in which Rex has money problems. Conventional sitcoms might very well have done half an episode about Rex trying to avoid getting caught at the golf course and the typical akward face-savers that entails. But PC did just a couple of seconds on that and it worked. Plus: super golf is awesome!
PC offers new and creative solutions to familiar scenarios which is refreshing. Plus there is no laugh track!
Noone should judge it too early. Most sitcoms first get really good once the viewer has established a certain familiarity with the characters and. That usually takes a couple of episodes. So lean back, don't overthink it and just enjoy the ride.
Watching the first 5 minutes of an episode, all I could think of was was the giant axe hanging over this show and wondering how long it would take to come down. It is only a matter of time before this show is gone, and it couldn't be soon enough. This is a truely awful show, and I hate NBC for making me sit through this garbage between Community and The Office. None of the characters have any chemistry. Olivia Munn should give up and go back to AOTS. Time to go. Its almost over - Thank God! - and The Office is coming on. If you are feeling the urge to watch this show, don't.
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