A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
This isn't really a "message" kind of show, but there's a slight sense that good relationships are possible if you find the right person.
Positive Role Models
Characters aren't meant to be exemplary, although the main couple seem to be respectful of one another's feelings and genuinely looking for love.
Violence & Scariness
Comedic violence, like friends slapping each other, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some kissing and light sexual innuendo.
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Infrequent use of words like "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Social drinking. Some scenes take place in bars, etc.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sitcom targets younger adults who are looking for a romantic relationship -- or may already be in one. That said, the content is tame enough for older teens. There's some light sexual innuendo and kissing, in addition to scant use of words like "hell" and infrequent social drinking and comedic violence.
Is It Any Good?
Mad Love has all the elements of romantic comedies that have worked in the past. It's got likable leads and oddball sidekicks, who seem destined to prove that opposites attract ... not to mention a few storytelling elements that feel blatantly borrowed from How I Met Your Mother. But maybe that's part of the reason that Mad Love feels so awfully predictable. There's no freshness, no spark to make it special.
The other missing element, of course, is palpable chemistry between Biggs and Chalke, which is a bit of problem when you're building an entire show around their budding relationship. Labine and Greer play fine as second fiddles, but their comic chops seem largely wasted on weak lines that need a laugh track to be remotely funny -- the only thing here worth getting Mad about.
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