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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 14, 2011
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: The comedy follows the lives of two couples, one madly in love and the other who hate each other.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Feb 15, 2011
    88
    Mad Love [is] a relationship sitcom with real chemistry. [21 Feb 2011, p.41]
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Feb 14, 2011
    80
    It would be a stretch to call Mad Love subtle--one running gag is an elevator that stops a few inches short of the floor--but neither does it feel compelled to spell out every nuance, like how Larry and Connie really feel about each other.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Feb 14, 2011
    70
    Of the couples comedies to debut so far this midseason--NBC's "Perfect Couples" in January, Fox's "Traffic Light" last week--CBS's "Mad Love" (8:30 tonight, KDKA-TV) is probably the best. That's not to say it's a great show, but it is the least groan-inducing.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Feb 11, 2011
    58
    The semi-dreaded but not altogether unwelcome "not terrible" tag is visited upon CBS' latest Monday night comedy entry.
  5. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Feb 14, 2011
    50
    If Mad Love pushes toward a more distinctive identity and grows beyond TV's standard two-couple romantic situations, there may be hope.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Feb 14, 2011
    50
    Too bad that's not more wonder in this very familiar show. There's nothing really wrong with Mad Love. There's just nothing new about any of it.
  7. Reviewed by: Phillip Maciak
    Mar 8, 2011
    38
    Seeking to replicate the success of sweet-n'-sour sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother, Will and Grace, and the BBC's Gavin and Stacey, Mad Love never seems invested in its main characters, and so we, as viewers, are absolved of any investment as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 18, 2011
    9
    The almost all-star comedian cast and the undeniable resemblance to How I Met Your Mother (TV's once best comedy) make this show almost great.The almost all-star comedian cast and the undeniable resemblance to How I Met Your Mother (TV's once best comedy) make this show almost great. Certainly worth the wait. Looking forward to the rest of the episodes. But if it becomes a gimmicky romantic crap, I will quit watching. Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2011
    8
    This show was actually GREAT and it's got great reviews from others, but somehow it got cancelled. These networks need to work on what timeThis show was actually GREAT and it's got great reviews from others, but somehow it got cancelled. These networks need to work on what time slots they put shows in. I also wish that ALL networks, not just some, but ALL networks would do online streaming and COUNT those views as ratings. ANYWAY. I love Sarah Chalke and the chunky guy and the red head. They were all perfect. Even the rich dumb blonde was great. Yes, I know, I'm spacing on the names. Sorry. But this was funny and it got a laugh out of me. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2011
    8
    If you can get through the first ten minutes, and I grant you it'll challenge your patience, the show suddenly blossoms into somethingIf you can get through the first ten minutes, and I grant you it'll challenge your patience, the show suddenly blossoms into something entirely funny. I'll watch it again. Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2011
    5
    I like the idea of this show but there's a failure to launch. After watching the first couple episodes, I no longer cared about which coupleI like the idea of this show but there's a failure to launch. After watching the first couple episodes, I no longer cared about which couple was going to stick or why any of these people were friends with each other in the first place, so I lost interest and moved on. Yes, it is trying to be like HIMYM, but that show is clever, witty and layed with humor - especially building over time. This show was the opposite. Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2013
    5
    This most usual sitcom, no creative, no fresh ideas, no differences from other tv comedies , am possible to look, but on tv have thousandThis most usual sitcom, no creative, no fresh ideas, no differences from other tv comedies , am possible to look, but on tv have thousand comedies better than sitcom. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2012
    0
    Watched a couple of episodes and it was torture, a complete How I met Your Mother rip-off. The acting is so poor and the actors are so awkwardWatched a couple of episodes and it was torture, a complete How I met Your Mother rip-off. The acting is so poor and the actors are so awkward and lame that they aren't even remotely funny. When they talk they change subject and mood in seconds and they strive to make the viewers laugh at their pathetic jokes. Expand