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The deficiency of this show can be summed up quite easily - The straight man is too strait and the obnoxious guy is not obnoxious enough andThe deficiency of this show can be summed up quite easily - The straight man is too strait and the obnoxious guy is not obnoxious enough and there are too many extra characters bolted on.
Perry, looking like he was hard broiled in a tanning booth, dispenses a pretty subdued portrayal of Oscar Madison, he appears pretty neat & tidy for a supposed slob, he doesn't smoke or drink, swear or get violent...actually he is pretty straight if truth be told. Lennon's Felix is quite interesting to me, falling somewhere between David Hyde Pierce's performance as Cecile in The Simpons and Jeffrey Comb's take on Herbert West in Re-Animator. Since the original Odd Couple had been and gone, the basic idea has become a well-worn theme, a recent example is 'The Exes' which by the way, I thought the first few episodes were fantastic, but then it started running out of steam like everything else. But what I was getting at was the show (The Exes) carries the trademark theme, complete with the straight man, but the performance of the actor and writing of this character has enough subtleties to make it funny and believable on its own terms, where as 2015 Felix Unger feels like an android to me, and hence isn't particularly funny.
The best thing about this Odd Couple I think is Dave Foley, I really liked him in News Radio and now he is a bit rough & overweight he is even more funny! Overall the show is pretty average stuff, so it rates somewhere in the middle of the road.
-Amigian aka Akkroid… Full Review »
The only flaw with this show is that it does not allow a moment of humour to relieve the pulsating tension that builds (mostly after episodeThe only flaw with this show is that it does not allow a moment of humour to relieve the pulsating tension that builds (mostly after episode 2; stick with it). Gritty, authentic to its location, and the first American show in AGES to explore the physical AND psychological difficulties of committing homicide. Superb, smart, gripping, and stylish. There are two stand out brilliant performances which will become obvious. Sissy Spacek is in a secondary -but critical role- for the story and, for my money, she could be in a deodorant commercial, and I'd pay money to see it. To recap, if you like psychological thrillers, this is a fantastic show. What it lacks in action it makes up for in intelligence.… Full Review »
Love, love, love this show!! One of the best of the season!! Now please, please, please pick it up for the next season!! Between cancelingLove, love, love this show!! One of the best of the season!! Now please, please, please pick it up for the next season!! Between canceling Battle Creek & Stalker, I have to admit.....CBS, you are batting a big, fat zero!!! Come on......pick up the pace!! No wonder ABC & NBC always beat you in the ratings!! You wouldn't know a great show if it bite you in your butt!!!… Full Review »
Probably the runt of the litter. This program has little of the "charms" of a procedural and all of its faults. The dialogue is chock fullProbably the runt of the litter. This program has little of the "charms" of a procedural and all of its faults. The dialogue is chock full of meaningless acronyms that are at times confounding. Patricia Arquette does her best to renounce her recent Oscar by seeming to be lost in the wrong "medium"--the acting is banal at best. Oh well, this might save us from CSI Podunk!… Full Review »