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"Partners" review by Suzanne
Mondays 8:30/7:30c on CBS
I love the actors on this show, so I was really hoping to
like it. Sadly, it's a very bad show and not funny.
David Krumholtz, who was so brilliant in "Numb3rs" and
Michael Urie, who was fantastic in "Ugly Betty", star as two
life-long best friends, Joe and Louis. Louis is gay, and Joe
is not. The creators of the show, Kohan and Mutchnick, based
the sitcom on their own friendship. That's nice, but they
should have made it funny while they were at it. More jokes,
please, and less awkwardness and silliness. While viewing
the pilot, I think I laughed once, at the "heart-on" joke,
and that was it.
Joe is engaged to his girlfriend (Sophia Bush), but he's
not really sure he's ready for that commitment. Louis
has a live-in boyfriend, Wyatt, played by the gorgeous
Brandon Routh (who starred in the last Superman movie).
Wyatt is kind of dumb. I don't know why Routh went
from starring in a movie to doing this bad sitcom. He's not
the best actor in the world, but he has really improved
since his days on "One Life to Live". He was terrible on
there, although very charismatic and gorgeous.
The running joke of the show is that even though Joe is
not gay, he and Louis are kind of a couple. Gee, that's
never been done before. No, really, it was done much better
on "Will & Grace". That's no coincidence because Kohan and
Mutchnick created that show, too. I don't know if they had
better writers, or what, but that show was very funny,
unlike this one. Try again, boys!
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