After watching the preview episode for NBC’s new sitcom Perfect Couples on Monday night, I planned to have a review up on Tuesday. But, alas, shopping for Baby Jesus’s Birthday got in the way.
And it was a shame, too, because Perfect Couples is so catastrophically bad, I had about 20 or 30 bon mot grenades I was going to lob at the show. But now, three days removed from the rotting carcass of the sitcom, all I can muster is that this show is bad. Really and painfully not funny. So bad, in fact, that it’s not worth it to break down the plot or the characters.
“”Perfect Couples” is — spoiler alert — about three imperfect couples. (Nice touch of irony there, NBC). It was hard to sort the couples out in the premiere, but they appear to all be in their 30s and they all seem to be friends,” writes Marc Silver. “Some of the men sell real estate. Some of the women work at some college doing something or other. Some of them are related to each other.” You get the point. Bad writing, awful characters, contrived plot, weird quirks which aren’t endearing, etc.
How NBC thinks this show is going to slide in with their murderers row of Thursday night comedy is beyond me. The discrepancy in quality between this and Community is the size of the Grand Canyon. My guess is this show will be put down like Old Yeller after five episodes. Fingers crossed.
Aside: I feel really bad for the actress that plays the waitress on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and who is now on this sitcom. I don’t begrudge her for jumping ship and probably a bigger payday, etc. but man what a bad move. Hopefully, she makes it back to Philly once this show gets axed. She’s also proof that you can have talented actors/actresses for your cast and still have a sitcom that’s just not funny.