Matthew Perry is Back on TV and Acting a Little Like Chandler

Check out this truly 'Odd Couple'.

Check out this truly ‘Odd Couple’.

I’ve read some bad reviews of ‘The Odd Couple’, but I still wanted to check it out for myself.

Matthew Perry is playing a guy that is a mixture of Chandler and Joey in one. Maybe it’s my desperation to have Chandler back in my life, but I really liked Oscar Madison (Matthew).

Oscar is a divorced slob, who has his own radio sports talk show and ghostwrites biographies for sports players. He claims he’s very happy with his single life. At least he is until his old friend, Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), walked through his door. 

Felix is newly separated from his wife and is not taking it well at all. He is also the complete opposite of Oscar, but maybe the two of them will rub off on each other. Oscar could stand to be a little more emotional and Felix could stand to be a little more care free.

Oscar lets Felix stay with him and in one day Felix cleans the apartment and reveals a very nice home. Oscar can’t believe his eyes. I don’t know if he’s ever seen his apartment clean.

Oscar has been a renewed bachelor since his divorce, but Felix seems to be bringing him back down to reality.

Oscar really wants to have sex with Casey (Leslie Bibb), but Felix keeps getting in the way. Casey’s sister Emily (Lindsay Sloane) is a basket case and has a little crush on Felix. Emily and Felix could be the perfect couple, if either of them could get it together. 

As we learn more about Casey, it’s clear that she’s a lot like Oscar and they’re pretty perfect for each other too.

Oscar has two close friends Teddy (Wendell Pierce) and Roy (Dave Foley). Neither of them are very happy with their lives, misery really likes company in this show. 

Oscar also has an assistant, Dani (Yvette Nicole Brown), who doesn’t really know what to do with either of them. 

Oscar says a lot of things in this show that remind me of Chandler. He doesn’t like sharing his emotions, but he’s a lot luckier with the ladies, which is where the comparison to Joey comes in. If you are missing Chandler and Joey, this could possibly fill the void.

So sit back, and let Matthew Perry make you laugh, once again.

Check out ‘The Odd Couple’ on CBS, Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c.

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Classic Shows Coming Back to TV

Boy-Meets-Worldgirl-meets-world-poster-disney-channel‘Boy Meets World’ has come back with ‘Girl Meets World’, ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ took us back to the iconic zip code, ‘Melrose Place’ tried to come back, ‘The Odd Couple’ is on its way back with Matthew Perry and there is a lot of talk about ‘Full House’ being rebooted. Should any of the hit TV shows be brought back for a new generation or should they be left in the past? This is a big argument for the many remakes 51t9i2PKotL90210-posterthat happen for the big screen as well.

I was a huge fan of ‘Boy Meets World’, but I haven’t even bothered to sit down to watch the remake. The show was such a classic and I don’t think they could out do themselves. I grew up with Cory, Shawn and Topanga and they will always hold a special place in my heart. I also loved the original ‘Beverly Hills 90210’, but the reboot was also quite good. It was a modern version of the old show. Though I have watched the old show much more than I’ve seen the new one, and I don’t think that has anything to do with the fact that I’ve had a lot longer to re-watch the episodes. I never really got into the old ‘Melrose Place’, but I loved the new one.

Maybe these remakes are not for the fans, maybe they are for a whole new set of fans.

There really isn’t many shows on TV at the moment that are like ‘Full House’. These days we watch dramas with so many twists and turns and comedies like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ with a bunch of nerds that we have some how made cool.

The closest I can think of is Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’, it’s a lot like his old show, ‘Home Improvement’, just with daughters instead of sons. It’s a family show dealing with family issues and a lot of political jokes. It’s nowhere near as heartwarming as ‘Full House’ was. Though ‘7th Heaven’ lasted 11 seasons, so maybe we still do like wholesome shows and we probably need some wholesome back on our TV. But maybe we come up with a new show, instead of recycling old shows. The truth is it’s really hard to make the reboot as good as the original.

Are you watching ‘Girl Meets World’ and will you be watching ‘Full House’, if they bring it back?