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Old 09-22-10, 06:16 AM
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Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

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A sitcom about the relationships among three couples from one family. In the opener, Maddie (Jennifer Finnigan) is distressed to learn her younger sister, Mia (JoAnna Garcia), is engaged to a guy she's only known a short while. Meanwhile, the siblings' parents are overjoyed with the news.


Starring:
Jennifer Finnigan (Close to Home)
JoAnna Garcia (Reba, Privileged)

The show was created by Shana Goldberg-Meehan (Friends, Joey)

This gets a watch solely for Finnigan and Garcia.
Old 09-22-10, 07:27 AM
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Wow, Finnigan and Garcia? Never even heard of this show but those 2 put it on the "To Do" list.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Even Finnigan and Garcia can't get me to watch yet another by-the-numbers sitcom about relationships.
Doesn't help that it looks awful.

Pass.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I'll give it a shot since its sandwiched between two shows I alreday watch. Looking forward to seeing Kurt Fuller, though
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I bailed after about 10 minutes.
Old 09-22-10, 11:38 PM
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Not terrible, not particularly good, but I did chuckle a bit once or twice - if anyone can make the material work, it's James Burrows, so I'll give it a few more chances.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Funny note: Jennifer Finnegan and Josh Cooke are a couple on this show. They also played love interests on the NBC show Committed back in 2004.

Other names this show went by during development: Leapfrog, That Couple, Better Together


Other than the Finnegan factor, I'm not too keen on this show. ABC found success with 3 single camera comedies last year on Wednesday, with the only failure being a multi-camera. Now they fill the hole with another multi. If this show doesn't work, they'll have a spot for Mr. Sunshine.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I thought laugh tracks were the sole property of CBS.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

It was okay. I'd watch it in the background more than anything.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I hadn't planned on watching this, but did for some reason. It was awful. Definitely not James Burrows finest moment.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

It was a bit forced but likeable.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

This show was truly dreadful. I'll pass...
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Originally Posted by MrX View Post
I bailed after about 10 minutes.
I bailed after the opening sequence. From what I saw this was going to set up all the cliches about couples and make a sit-com about it. Even if it turns out to be well written I can already tell this is just not my kind of show.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Not a great show. Not even the hotness of Joanna Garcia can save it. The episode did get some laughs from me near the end, during the dinner scene.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Committed was great. Those two had perfect chemistry on that show. How often does that happen. 2 leads get another show together years later.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

The parents made the show for me. I'll tune in next week for them, but I think I'll be dropping this soon after.
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Re: Better with You -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Another show set in NY but obviously not filmed there. I had a few laughs, but it was kinda wack. I'll give it one or two more episodes.

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