Season 1 Episode 1

The Roommate

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 23, 2009 on ABC Family

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Mark runs into Katie in the office building where she works and finds out she needs another roommate. It is his life long dream to get close to her and he sees his chance to get together with her and takes it moving in.

    New comedy from ABC Family, Roommates features a cast of two women and three men and deals with the household apartment where four of them live together. I liked the storyline of this first episode and it certainly has promise. There are a number of intriguing conflicts that come up early in this first episode between Mark and his new roommates and between the two women characters Katie and Hope who are hiding major pieces of information from each other.

    Mark is your standard lovelorn guy who has never had the courage to reveal his feelings for Katie. Not that he really should have to based on some of the things it sounds like he's done for her in the past and in this first episode. You would have to hit her over the head for her not to realize how he feels, but that doesn't move the story forward so she stays oblivious and in love/hate with someone else.

    This rating would have been much higher except for the really annoying laugh track that is attached to the story. Talk about hitting you over the head. Let's just say it was a little much.

    Should be interesting to see how this story moves forward.

    Thanks for reading...