“Marry Me” will start airing on NBC this coming Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The show stars comedy actors Casey Wilson and Ken Marino, and the series is created by David Caspe, Wilson’s real-life husband. Read on to learn more of what we think are the five best things about this upcoming romantic comedy series.
The show may appeal to those who loved “Happy Endings.”
“Happy Endings” was a short-lived comedy series on ABC. It had a lot of potential as its vibe and concept was comparable to “Friends” or “How I Met Your Mother.” However, it was not able to gain an audience on the network. After its third season, ABC decided not to renew it. The show, however, created a small cult following, who may be thrilled to learn that “Marry Me” is somewhat an extension of the series.
Critics have noted about how similar the character of Annie is to Penny from “Happy Endings,” which is actually great as Penny was a well-liked character. If you’re someone who’s missing the former show, then “Marry Me” would probably give you an idea of what would happen to Penny after she found her true love.
It’s from David Caspe.
“Happy Endings” has pedigree. Caspe has proven himself as able to come up with a smart and funny series, and hopefully, he will be able to apply the same sharpness for “Marry Me.” Some of the jokes may feel familiar, especially if you’re already been exposed to Caspe’s previous work.
It has Casey Wilson and Ken Marino.
The talented actress and comedienne, Wilson, got her start on “Saturday Night Live,” and she’s into dabbling with producing her own comedy shows. Such a beautiful and funny comedianne deserves to be the star of her show, so it’s great that NBC is giving her this chance. Ditto with Ken Marino, who is an accomplished director and writer, aside from being a comedian.
The show is not just a romantic comedy. The supporting cast has bigger roles in the story.
More often, romantic comedies are only centered on the two leads, but “Marry Me” has an effective supporting cast lead by Tim Meadows, Dan Bucatinsky and Jo Beth Williams — all veterans of comedy — that viewers may also find likeable and endearing. These supporting characters also have stories to tell, which makes the show all the more interesting.
It’s a charming, goofy, cheeseball of a show.
As one would expect from romantic comedies, this show has its charm and goofiness. While it may border on being cheesy, the show has a lot going for it and its faults may be overlooked.
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