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'Better With You' Series Premiere -- A Very Short Engagement (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 23rd 2010 1:00AM
'Better With You' Series Premiere -- A Very Short EngagementThe new sitcom 'Better With You' (Wed., 8:30PM ET on ABC) follows the lives of several very different couples. Maddie and Ben (Jennifer Finnigan and Josh Cooke) have been dating for nine years, but have not yet taken the "next step," and tied the knot. Meanwhile, Maddie's younger sister Mia (Joanna Garcia) has decided to marry Casey (Jake Lacy) -- a guy who she's only known for seven weeks. And on the premiere episode, Mia is forced to reveal the reason for the very rushed engagement.

[Warning: Spoiler alert.]

While having dinner with their parents, Mia is compelled to spill the beans during an argument with her sister. "Call me old-fashioned," Maddie says, "but I think it's appropriate to apply a little thought before making huge life choices." Then, Maddie starts protesting Mia's decision. "Why in the world does she have to get married right now?!"

"Because she's pregnant!" replies her boyfriend Ben. Oh, okay. That makes sense then.

... So far, despite the minor "pregnancy" wrinkle, 'Better With You' seems like really standard sitcom fair. The younger couple of Mia and Casey are having lots of sex! The older couple of Maddie and Ben are having less sex ... because they're an older couple! And the two sisters' parents (played by Kurt Fuller and Debra Jo Rupp) are ... kind of parental, and they bicker a lot, because they're parents on a sitcom!

The show hasn't thrown us too many curveballs thus far, but it is filled with a bunch of very good comedic actors. We'll have to stay tuned to see if hilarity actually ensues.

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The kind of show you could catch up with every once in a while ... nothing more than that.

September 24 2010 at 8:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Cute show, DVR worthy as long as it doesn't conflict with any other show.
Enjoyed the cast, they seem to work well together and had an almost familial look about them. Good job casting director!

September 23 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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