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Old 12-20-10, 04:11 PM
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Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

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After Dave (Kyle Bornheimer) is disappointed that Julia (Christine Woods) dresses down for him, they both decide to be "perfect 10s" and live it up with a night out. An infestation of bed bugs misleads Amy (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) into thinking that Vance (David Walton) is not ready to commit to her. Rex (Hayes MacArthur) and Leigh (Olivia Munn) plan an Italian vacation and struggle trying to adjust to the time difference. Nicolette Robinson also stars.


This is not the "Official" premiere. The show premieres on Thursday January 20th. This is also not the Pilot episode either, but an episode that will air later in the season. NBC is using the 2 hour finale of Sing-Off as a lead-in to get people to sample the show.

Starring:
Kyle Bornheimer (Worst Week)
Christine Woods (FlashForward)
Olivia Munn (Attack the Show)
Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Can't wait to read comments from all the Olivia Munn haters saying what a shit actress she is. I will check this out as I like Christine Woods and I think Kyle Bornheimer is kind of funny.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

I like the middle couple (Kyle and Christine), but not too crazy about the other 2 couples.
Old 12-20-10, 04:27 PM
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

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I like the middle couple (Kyle and Christine), but not too crazy about the other 2 couples.


My sentiments exactly.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

I'll tune in for Bornheimer and The Waitress.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

My favorite part of the episode was hearing the New Pornographers for 15 seconds during the credits.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

Originally Posted by Chaza View Post
My favorite part of the episode was hearing the New Pornographers for 15 seconds during the credits.
This is the correct answer. Completely DOA.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

Caught a few minutes of this during breaks of MNF, so take my opinion with that in mind, but ... this seemed just intolerable.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

Ratings are not so good. 1.4 with 3.80 million viewers.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...ie-to-me/76125
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

10pm was a very strange time to debut this show. I thought it was pretty awful. I don't remember laughing once. As others have said, Bornheimer and The Waitress are the only reasons to even remotely be interested in this one. Olivia Munn was without a doubt the weakest link... she delivers lines like she graduated from the Mel Brooks school of acting. "Line, pause a split second to wait for laughter that likely never comes, line" rinse repeat.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

Ugh, I agree. Really awful...

I really don't understand how a script like this gets greenlit. There was not one funny joke, the only decent bits coming from the acting skills of Bornheimer and Woods (the rest of the cast is awful). The characters are unfunny and often annoying.

Also, I'm not normally one to harp about diversity, but it seems a little strange in this day and age to have all three couples be rich, straight, white people.

I hope that this is cancelled soon so that Bornheimer and Woods can move on to better projects, and Munn can quit acting forever...
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

Oh no, another show with Christine Woods and I missed it, and it will be canceled before we know it.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

I just hope it gets canned to better the chances of keeping other NBC sitcoms on air.

That and Sunny needs Mary Elizabeth Ellis back, this season was pathetic.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

I think Kyle Bornheimer is awesome (and I like the Waitress and Dr. Rick from Fired Up!) but this was pretty terrible. I sort of laughed ONCE during the entire episode. I thought it must have just been a bad pilot - to read that it wasn't the pilot but a later episode is even MORE disappointing. I'll continue to give it a shot because I think Kyle is hilarious and still miss Worst Week, but if it doesn't get better fast, I'm out...

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I just hope it gets canned to better the chances of keeping other NBC sitcoms on air.
If this show failing = better chance of a 4th season for Parks and Rec then I would tune out immediately.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

Originally Posted by mdc3000 View Post
I think Kyle Bornheimer is awesome (and I like the Waitress and Dr. Rick from Fired Up!) but this was pretty terrible. I sort of laughed ONCE during the entire episode. I thought it must have just been a bad pilot - to read that it wasn't the pilot but a later episode is even MORE disappointing. I'll continue to give it a shot because I think Kyle is hilarious and still miss Worst Week, but if it doesn't get better fast, I'm out...



If this show failing = better chance of a 4th season for Parks and Rec then I would tune out immediately.
Parks and Rec is getting slotted between The Office and 30 Rock at 9:30. This show is getting Community as a lead-in, which has been slaughtered by Big Bang Theory this year. This show is DOA and NBC knows it. CBS is moving Rules Of Engagement to the 8:30 slot in February. This show might not even make it that long.

Of NBC comedies, I'd say Parks is 3rd in terms of survival behind The Office and 30 Rock. The show to be worried about is Community. They need to move it to give it a chance at survival.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

30 Rock has already been renewed. The Office has not officially been renewed, but it's 99.9% happening.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

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If this show failing = better chance of a 3rd season for Community then I would tune out immediately.
Fixed.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

I think Community has a pretty good chance at Season 3. They ordered more than the back 9 episodes for this season, and NBC really doesn't have many other shows to fill their slots for the Fall, unless they stack up for the upfronts.

Other than Outsourced, I don't see many of their freshman shows getting a second season.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

I had to watch this off Hulu because my HD record was all screwed up because of the heavy rains here in California.

Anyways, it was pretty bad. I got maybe 1 chuckle the entire 20+ minutes. On the plus side, I kind of like Bornheimer and Christine Woods characters. They have some charm and chemistry.

The other 2 couples did nothing for me, although Mary Elizabeth Ellis is kind of cute and I can see her being funny with better material. Olivia Munn was pretty robotic and lifeless.

I think Christine Woods is probably the most attractive woman of the 3, but the funny thing is I thought she looked much better on FlashForward last season.

I'll give it 1 more whirl when it officially premieres next month, but honestly I'm not a fan of this generic relationship sitcom. I can easily see this tanking on Thursday nights.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Olivia Munn was pretty robotic and lifeless.
WHAT?! lol.
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Originally Posted by superfro View Post
WHAT?! lol.
Okay, she's kind of hot, but she can't act and her character was not interesting. She had no chemistry with the actor who played her boyfriend. I like Woods alot and even the waitress was more interesting than her.

Granted this wasn't the official Pilot episode, so this was a shitty introduction to these characters.

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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Granted this wasn't the official Pilot episode, so this was a shitty introduction to these characters.
wouldn't you put your best and funniest episode out if you were airing a "sneak peak"? if that's the case, then oy vey.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Okay, she's kind of hot, but she can't act and her character was not interesting. She had no chemistry with the actor who played her boyfriend. I like Woods alot and even the waitress was more interesting than her.
Also...she's an idiot.
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Re: Perfect Couples -- New Series (Sneak Preview) -- "Perfect Tens" -- 12/20/10

I had to put a stop to watching this episode at about the 8 minute mark.

The point where the one dude is riding the scooter trying to call his friends to "abort" the mission and he's travelling at a brisk 5mph trying to pass a guy in a motorized wheel chair made my head explode and I had to shut it down and take a jog. Absolutely the dumbest thing I've seen on TV since Family Guy - actually dumber than Family Guy has been lately and that's saying something. Did I mention that the guy driving the scooter is a manager of a frickin' Lamborghini dealership (or some other high end car), and he's on a freakin' emasculating scooter??? Absolutely stupid and atrocious.
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I didn't think it was that bad. I'd grade it C-. The story of the couple with the guy wanting his wife to be a "10" at home, and then them exhausting themselves trying to do it, was pretty funny. The other two couples weren't too funny, although I did like the scene at the end.

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