It is week three of the IPS strike, and Doug has just been hanging around the house for all three of them. Deacon has also been out of work and Kelly has had enough of his laziness. Carrie and Kelly ...
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
A retired police officer is on a fresh career path as he rises to the challenge of being a newly single dad. His kids are grateful to him for making sure they're okay, but decide it's time for him to get out of the house, so they turn to Vanessa (Leah Remini), his former police partner, for help.
Taking place in Rego Park, Queens, New York, a blue-collar married couple, Doug, a deliveryman, and Carrie, a secretary at a law firm, who both live with Carrie's oddball father, Arthur, try to make the best of what they've got while trying to make their marriage somewhat normal and getting through tiny problems that they have together, even the occasional run-in with Carrie's father.Written by
While this show might be running out of gas in terms of what they can do with the plot lines and character development,this show almost never fails to amuse me,sometimes LMAO.
It could be argued that in real life,the couple of Doug and Carrie Hefernin(Kevin James,who's even funnier as a stand up,and Leah Remini)would rarely,if ever be together,but once watching the show,you are hit with the realization:just because he's a fat,blue-collar slob and she,an on-the-cusp-of-white collar attractive lady,doesn't mean they don't share a brain or methodology. While they may have different tastes,plans or goals,they both seem to be completely in sync with how the other works. Doug's friends also seemed to be perfectly fit:his workmate Deacon(Victor Williams),Spencer(Patton Oswalt,another funny comic),Doug's cousin Danny(James' real-life brother Gary Valentine,also a funny comic)and Richie(LArry Romano),as they are both equal parts normal and yet still able to be caught into the kind of webs Doug will either sew or get himself into. Add to the mix Carrie's dad,Arthur(Jery Stiller,raising his game of "crotchety,eccentric old man" UP a level from "Seinfeld"),a perpetually vexing and unbalanced retiree,and you have characters that make the show at once quirky and yet predictably likable.
People who gag at standard sitcoms need not bother with this one. This is for people who still want to believe there's SOME hope in thirty minute chucklers. While I will confess that most standard sitcoms have become a turn-off for me of late,this one is still strangely satisfying.
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