It's a good start of a very amusing comedy. Yes, the characters -were- in fact, likeable, and the two main characters (the gay couple) have excellent chemistry. I started watching expecting it as it was--a comedy, and it purposely goes to the extremes when poking at certain stereotypes. Why? Because it's a comedy. It's a 'feel good' comedy, too, with adult humour weaved in. That's my only qualm--the pilot seems to not know what kind of comedy it wants to be. It's like watching snippets of Scrubs, Friends and Will & Grace all taken out of a blender.
I laughed, and I smiled while watching this...all the while remembering that it's a comedy. If people are going to get offended by comedy, then they should be pulling 75% of all stand-up comedians off the stages across the globe.