“Marry Me” will kick off on NBC this coming Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. The romantic comedy about a longtime couple’s engagement and eventual wedding stars Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Dan Bucatinsky, Jo Beth Williams, John Gemberling and Tymberlee Hill. The series is from David Caspe. What do the critics have to say about the show? We’ve rounded up their reviews below.
Entertainment Weekly gave the show a grade of B+ and said that if it’s old school romantic comedy viewers are looking for, then this show fits the bill. The critic also thought the show would not work if not for the lead stars they have picked to be in the series: Wilson and Marino.
Huffington Post called the pilot episode high-strung but definitely watchable with two good lead stars and a fine supporting cast.
The Guardian said that the series will make viewers laugh and cry, and it will also “melt your heart.” The appeal generally is a big push to fans of “Happy Endings,” Caspe’s previous TV show.
Washington Post gave the show a B rating. The critic does not like the idea of a woman fixating on the details of an engagement. However, the writing has made the series very tolerable to watch. Its humor is sharp and effortless, according to the critic.
Buffalo News rated the show with three stars and said that the first ten minutes already guarantee a funny ride. The show is also strong for its supporting cast. Those with other ideals about women getting married may find the show a turn off though.
The critic from Boston Globe was instantly hooked to the show’s pilot episode and described the series as having a pop-culture infused pizzazz. It’s also noted that the match-up between Wilson and Marino is snippy and great for television. The critic gave this show a grade of B.
Kansas City Star picked “Marry Me” as one of ten series that’s worthy to watch this new season, noting that it came from creator David Caspe, known for his clever and fast-paced style with comedy.
And there you have it for the critics’ reviews about the newest romantic comedy “Marry Me.” The show will start this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 on NBC. Catch the debut and then comeback to Movie News Guide (MNG) for the recap and other updates about this series.