Perfect Couples Preview: NBC's New Romantic Comedy

By Kelly West 2011-01-10 18:18:28 discussion comments
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You may have already seen the preview NBC aired for Perfect Couples last month. However, if like me, you didn’t catch it, we have some clips and a synopsis to give you an idea of what this new comedy series is all about.

Perfect Couples is a comedy series about three different couples. Below is NBC’s synopsis for this new comedy series, which sums up the characters’ clichés in a sentence or two per couple. I’ll admit, I wasn’t sold on the premise and there’s a possibility the show will be more of the same as far as romantic comedy TV shows go, but I’m going into this one with an open mind. The cast and the episode clips (below) give me reason to think this series has potential if given time to settle in. One of the clips gives us a nice introduction to differing approach each couple has to the same scenario.

Perfect Couples is a romantic comedy that follows three flawed pairs trying to get it right.

Dave (Kyle Bornheimer, Worst Week) and Julia (Christine Woods, Flash Forward) are the "everyday couple," messed up in all the "normal" ways. Dave struggles to keep both his wife and his needy best friend, Vance (David Walton, NBC’s 100 Questions) happy. Vance and the volatile Amy (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) are the high-passion, high-drama couple who bring out the best and worst in each other.

The third duo features Rex (Hayes MacArthur, She’s Out of My League) and Leigh (Olivia Munn, Attack of the Show, The Daily Show). Rex is a reformed party guy who has channeled his jock energy into a competitive drive to be the ideal mate. Leigh, a self-anointed relationship guru, has formed the perfect union with Rex, and now considers it her duty to mold the other couples in their image.

Perfect Couples is produced by Universal Media Studios. Show creators Jon Pollack (30 Rock) and Scott Silveri (Friends) serve as executive producers with Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine), who also directed the pilot.






Perfect Couples premieres Thursday, January 20 (8:30-9 p.m. ET) on NBC.
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