It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
Don't waste your time with this robotic remake of a very good U.K. show. Go to the original. I really don't have more to say about this show because I don't want to give anything away. I've read the other reviews and you can clearly tell that some are written by people with a vested interest in the show. I can't stand poor remakes and transparent reviews. Apparently I need more lines but I really don't want to give anything away in the show but I can tell you that if you watch the original you have to take into account that it is a U.K. show so a lot of the jokes are geared to a British audience. Again they want more lines so I have to fill space. I'm sorry about all the filler but in order to warn you about the horrors of a bad remake and U.S. copycat shows I have to make up something.
This show surprised me, it was supposed to air on FOX, but never did. However I did find the first 3 episodes posted on You Tube, odd. But I am a comedy fan and saw good actors were attached to this and gave it a try.I was not disappointed. I'm guessing that FOX did not air this show since it was not sexist enough for them. You know FOX, sexist central. One of the things I like about this show is how the main female character Stacey, played by the lovely and talented Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), is so independent.I like her wacky family, as well as the wacky family of the main male character Gavin, played by the equally handsome and talented Jason Ritter (Joan of Arcadia). I like how they don't pretend to be these perfect families. Sure it is a comedy and they push things a bit for laughs. But remember it IS a TV show, it does not have to be 100% realistic. I actually find it refreshing how they just lay it all out there, this is life. I like how they handle the silliness of family life and dating. Their families are overly protective and warn their kids of random dangers as if they are a given. Like giving the girl a rape alarm, and warning the guy of creatures that will travel up their urine! LOL Even though the two are pretty well antiquated, and educated.This is our new society, people are more free to discuss their life. Like how Gavin's parents discuss their sex life so openly. And how Stacey's family bluntly state how they love karaoke and crafting.Also the production value of the show is great and it's shot well. It takes place between Pennsylvania (Stacey's residence) and New York (Gavin's residence). Great shots of the city and country life. Amazing variety. Again they keep it real they don't over romanticize these cities or make them overly gritty. It's just life, really well done.I look forward to this show, if fox has the good sense to continue it. Or at least air in one way or another the episodes that they have already made. I want to find out what happens to these characters. The show has an all star cast of comedy actors! Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Kurt Fuller (Anger Management), Dustin Ybarra (Date and Switch). Even all the lesser known actors are fantastic.The one complaint I have is that the show shows random incidents that happen in that ep at the very start. A bit of strange editing. As it is confusing. It does not really spoil things, but just when you show scenes of out order you get a bit lost. But after watching it's growing on me. I would not mind if they got rid of this and just showed the ep, perhaps put a short intro instead not sure.But otherwise this is a great show. Sometimes I wounder how some shows made it and others failed. This show is better than most shows on TV right now. Give it a chance people! It's like a rom-com movie spread out into a TV show. The two main characters have great chemistry. The rest of the cast work well together and are each unique well formed characters. Will Stacey and Gavin work out, will their families ever get on the same page, what more wacky adventures will they get on? This show keeps you wanting more.