I don't know if this will be everybody's cup of tea, but
it sure made me laugh quite a lot. I don't like most of the
sitcoms today. I grew up with shows like Mary Tyler Moore
that had a laugh track and/or a live studio audience, so
it's still odd to me not to have laughter on sitcoms. Also,
I just don't find a lot of the humor on shows like "Modern
Family" or "2 Broke Girls"; I odn't think they're very
funny. However, I do like this show and it's pretty
funny most of the time.
I don't usually like sitcoms that have tender moments or
that make you cry, either, but this one is an exception. I
really like the characters and how they grow during the
show, and how their relationships develop. I especially like
Stosh and his relationship with Caryn. They have a great
deal of chemistry.
The show is about how four random single New York people
in their 30's become friends. Caryn wants to find a guy but
usually chooses "bad boys." Her mom and grandmother are
pressuring her to marry this guy she knows but doesn't love.
Her next door neighbor, Eric, has spent most of his life
living with his parents and is quite a big dork, almost a
man-child. He's not very bright but has a lot of
enthusiasm. Eric's cousin Stosh comes to stay with him
after his dad dies, and Stosh has lost his job. Eric buys a
painting by Zara, and they end up hanging out, and then she
becomes Caryn's roommate. Zara is a neat little character,
even if they don't tell you as much about her at first as
they do the other three. Eric is the type of character
that could be kind of annoying if they go too far with him,
but he's also the one with the most heart.
The best part of the show is the relationship between
Caryn and Stosh. It's not a romance, exactly, but it seems
headed that way. Stosh is a really screwed-up guy, a
love-em-and-leave-em type, but he has heart, which we learn
as the show goes on. Of course the show is not really that
believable in many ways, but what matters is that it's funny
and the characters are really interesting. The actors
really do a great job, especially Zachary Knighton (Stosh)
and Becki Newton (Caryn). They've both been in many sitcoms
before, so that may be why.
You should check it out because it's definitely worth
adding to your viewing schedule. At least watch the first
three episodes because it's a kind of story arc.
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