Married: What Critics Say

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Married: What Critics Say
Actress Judy Greer at the premiere of “27 Dresses.” Jan. 7, 2008. Wikimedia Commons/Lukeford.Net.

The new comedy, “Married,” from FX is coming on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. Starring Judy Greer (“Arrested Development”) and Nat Faxon (“Ben & Kate”), the series is about the experiences of a longtime married couple. Is this comedy worth watching? Here are just some of the feedback from critics who have already seen the first few episodes. Read on to know more.

The Wall Street Journal’s brief review of the series describes it as a “sturdy comedy drama of married life.” It says that the husband and wife relationship is a bit bleak, but it is one that’s recognizable and relatable in real life. The review praises the performance of both lead stars.

Forbes calls the plot of “Married” as dull, with the characters bland and emotionless. The whole show is without direction, according to the critic, and fails to find its purpose even after viewing four episodes of it. The review also said that the series has “few redeeming qualities” and compared it with other better comedies from the network.

Kansas City Star’s critic thinks that “Married” has an excellent cast, even as the premise of the show has been done by other romantic comedies in the past. With Greer and Faxon, the show is able to “rise above its cliched setup.” The series doesn’t dwell on sentimentality, and for the reviewer, this is what makes the show refreshing.

The Post-Gazette says that “Married” is not necessarily a bad show, as there are some funny quips. But the series does play out dark and depressing situations, which is, perhaps, what defines the show best.

Despite its dark take on relationships, Variety says that “Married” isn’t all that bad to spend a half-hour on. Its critic considers the show mildly enjoyable.

“Married” also stars Jenny Slate and Brett Gelman, playing the supportive friends of the couple. The series is created by Andrew Gurland, who also directed the pilot, while Paul Young and Peter Principato serve as its executive producers.

When “Married” was first pitched to the network, the premise was about a man who gets his wife to agree that he should get a mistress, believing that this will save the marriage. The story has evolved since production.

And that’s the latest on “Married,” which will begin its run on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on FX. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about this show.

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P