Parents' Guide to

Marry Me

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Charming sitcom has language, sexual jokes, drinking.

TV NBC Comedy 2014
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A viewer's reaction upon being told to watch a mild and pleasant sitcom about an engaged couple might be to yawn. But combining sharp writing and crack comic acting as it does, Marry Me exhibits the sharp crackle of the bygone comedy NBC has been trying to remake for a decade or longer: Friends. But though Friends, so au courant in its times, has since grown dated with its references to Hootie and the Blowfish and navel piercing, Marry Me's writing is up-to-date, fresh, salty, and bracing.

Marino and Wilson are known for satirical fare, so the sharp-eyed viewer may question whether Wilson's frenetically emotional sitcommy arm-waving or Marino's regular-guy facial expressions have a tinge of mockery in them. Are these two in on the joke of doing a formulaic NBC sitcom about two pretty milquetoast sitcommy characters? If they are, then a sitcom this meta is the only possible approach to a Friends retread that would appeal to modern viewers. Smart thinking.

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