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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2010
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: The comedy explores love through three couples: Maddie and Ben, who have been dating for nine years; Mia (Maddie's sister) and Casey, who have known each other for only seven weeks and are about to marry; and Maddie and Mia's parents, who have been married for more than 30 years.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Better With You is a genuinely funny, well-acted traditional sitcom reminiscent of "Dharma & Greg" and other past successful romantic comedies.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    83
    These actors are serious sitcom pros, and their show is actually about something genuine--sibling bonding/rivalry, parental button-pushing, relationship-building. It's nice to see some emotional meat in a live-audience staging again, feeding off the energy and reactions of real people.
  3. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    80
    The potential to run into a rut, especially with the long-married Vicky and Joel, looms large. But when it does work, the relatable relationship tics of Better With You should wring a few chuckles from anyone who's ever been in love for any length of time.
  4. It's not a bad sitcom, just a bit ordinary given the company it's keeping.
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    60
    It's a low-key premise, but not a bad one. And when you have comic actors this solid on-board, you can almost make believe that this flimsiness has substance.
  6. 60
    The executive producers, Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Greg Malins, both worked on "Friends," and the jokes in Better With You have the polish and the off-center, sneakily funny quality that marked that show. But the single-family multigeneration setup seems to have facilitated an undertone of nastiness and desperation in the humor, most clearly expressed in the condescending portrayal of the youngest couple.
  7. It's as rote and unfunny and ridiculous as hundreds of other ambitionless sitcoms to hit the air.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    New kind of humor based in couples. "Better With You" surprises everyone with a well-done plot. The show, if we rewind, started in a better way than "Friends", as we can see it's from the same author. It was suppose to be equally good as friends but unfortunately ABC didn't gave a chance. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2011
    10
    Fresh, quirky show with lots of laughs. One of this season's best new shows. The contrast between the three couples leaves you smiling at the inanity of it all. Talent is on-point with delivery. Hoping this one's a keeper for a while, there's a lot more story to tell. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2011
    10
    Better with You is just a fun fresh new sitcom. Its FANTASTIC!!!!! 10times better than "Modern Family". All the actors are superb! Just like Friends.
  4. Feb 3, 2011
    9
    I love this show. The cast is phenomenal. Flashbacks used recently are creative and hysterical. It is obvious all those associated with this comedy will go to great depths to make us laugh. Expand
  5. Mar 30, 2011
    9
    "Better with You" might be a cheesy quirky corny romantic comedy, but what keeps one watching this sitcom is its ability to deliver laugh after laugh. "The Middle" said that the way of surviving tough times is through TV and denial, "Better with You" does just that. Line after line the awkwardness of family and couple relationships is twisted into a LOL moment. The show is the perfect transition between one great sitcom and another making comedy night a masterpiece we all look forward. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2010
    6
    this is just a great new show . There is hope that Better might turn into a solid series: the writing is smart and patient, and dialogue wed to Casey's good-guy dopiness lands well. Better With You fits great in the new abc comedy block on ABC I LOVE IT Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2013
    1
    So glad this show got the axe. It was corny, phoney and lame. To an actor a gig is a gig. But the writing here just stinks! Why do some ppl believe that stupidity and over exuberance makes comedy? It just shows a lack of creativity. Now 4 that this shows should win an award... Good riddence Expand

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