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Old 03-31-14, 08:14 AM
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Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread



FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES is a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives - married, divorced, newly engaged and single - who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi (Majandra Delfino) and Bobby (Kevin Connolly) are happily married with two kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility and more fun; Will (James Van Der Beek) is newly single and preaching the bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Lowell (Rick Donald) are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate (Zoe Lister Jones) has a successful career but may take a swan dive into the L.A. River when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged. When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering... who really has the better life? Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Brooklyn Decker as Jules
James Van Der Beek as Will
Kevin Connolly as Bobby
Majandra Delfino as Andi
Rick Donald as Lowell
Zoe Lister-Jones as Kate

CREW INFORMATION:
Aaron Kaplan as EP
Dana Klein as CRTR/EP
James Burrows as DIR (Pilot)
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Re: Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread

I'll give it a shot, but the promo ads for it didn't do much to impress me.
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Yea... I'm in only for The Beek. I'm not expecting much.
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I liked Connolly on Entourage, he seems like a good fit for this type of show, if it works.
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Previews kinda look funny. Hope it's good.
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Re: Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread

Is it weird that Bob Saget is doing a voice over on this?
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Re: Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread

Maybe.

CBS hasn't renewed a Midseason comedy since Rules of Engagement so I may not bother. Wait, laugh track, I'm out.
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It was... alright. The Australian guy is really annoying. I got a good laugh with the short man reveal. I thought Brooklyn Decker used to be hot? Not so much anymore. I thought E's wife was better looking over all.
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Re: Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread

Gotta admit, I was so pissed at the HIMYM finale, I erased this from my DVR and didn't bother.
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I kept expecting Van Der Beek to be playing himself like he did in Don't Trust the B.

It was pretty funny. I might watch some more.
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Re: Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread

Horrible. Can't writers actually be creative anymore and do something other than 7th grade level over the top sex jokes? The breast pump thing was ridiculous.
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Some appealing performers ...... maybe next time out they can get on something called Friends with Better Writers ....
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Re: Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread

Do the characters all live together? Hanging out in that living room all the time makes it seem like they do.
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Re: Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread

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Horrible. Can't writers actually be creative anymore and do something other than 7th grade level over the top sex jokes? The breast pump thing was ridiculous.
And the surprise party gag where the guest of honor does something embarassing before he or she knows everyone is there.

Standard forced situations, and as of yet unlikeable characters. I'll give it another episode or two to see what happens.
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I couldn't make it through the whole thing. It all just felt too forced. Even on a sitcom level I couldn't suspend belief that these characters were real people who exist for any reason other than to supply jokes... and not very good ones, at that.
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Re: Friends With Better Lives (CBS) - Season 1 Thread

Officially cancelled.
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Officially cancelled.

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Officially cancelled.
Word around the internet is they are trying to shop the show around. Yep, a show which aired in Mid Season and had 4 episodes aired, currently the lowest rated program on Monday nights and only a total of 13 episode produced is trying to find another home. They seem so sure...
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Unaired episodes have been aired ! yay !

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