Hot on the heels of first season orders for UNDERCOVERS, THE CHASE, THE EVENT, LOVE BITES and OUTSOURCED comes the Peacock’s latest attempt to reverse their ratings slide. An official greenlight to PERECT COUPLES, our snap judgement of which can be found after the jump.
According to the NBC official Description: PERFECT COUPLES depicts the misadventures of three engaging couples as they struggle to find out what makes the ideal relationship — and how to maintain it through humorous trial-and-error. The series explores their heroic journey in search of the perfect relationship without destroying each other in the process. Dave (Kyle Howard, MY BOYS) and Julia (Christine Woods, FLASHFORWARD) are the relatable, normal couple, but Julia’s hope of remaining the cool, low-maintenance chick is tested by Dave’s attempts to keep both his wife and his needy best friend Vance (Dave Walton, NBC’s 100 Questions) equally happy. Vance, along with the neurotic Amy (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA), are the high-passion, high-drama couple who bring out the best and worst in each other. The third duo features Rex (Hayes MacArthur, She’s Out of My League), a reformed party guy, and his wife, Leigh (Olivia Munn, ATTACK OF THE SHOW), who considers herself as the group’s mother hen. Believing that they are relationship experts, Rex and Leigh have attended every class and seminar on relationships — and regard themselves as the ‘perfect couple.’
According to the TV Addict: Complete with perfunctory title, PERFECT COUPLES sounds remarkably like those string of failed FRIENDS clones that were the Peacock’s bread and butter circa 1999. That said, with a cast that includes MY BOYS Kyle Howard and ATTACK OF THE SHOW’s Olivia Munn we’re not sure there’s anything wrong with that.