“Perfect Couples” is a romantic comedy that follows three flawed pairs trying to get it right.
Dave (Kyle Bornheimer, “Worst Week”) and Julia (Christine Woods, “Flash Forward”) are the “everyday couple,” messed up in all the “normal” ways. Dave struggles to keep both his wife and his needy best friend, Vance (David Walton, NBC’s “100 Questions”) happy. Vance and the volatile 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”) and Leigh (Olivia Munn, “Attack of the Show,” “The Daily Show”). Rex is a reformed party guy who has channeled his jock energy into a competitive drive to be the ideal mate. Leigh, a self-anointed relationship guru, has formed the perfect union with Rex, and now considers it her duty to mold the other couples in their image. – NBC
3 out of 10
We freely admit it: the only reason that we even bothered to watch Perfect Couples is because it stars former G4 Attack of the Show hottie, Olivia Munn. It was partly curiosity to see if she could actually act (she was always very funny on AOTS) and partly because of the very likely chance that she might wind up in her bra and panties or at least a bikini at any moment which is generally the fall-back position for network television nowadays when it comes to generic scripted television.
Needless to say, we were disappointed on both counts. Munn kept her clothes on throughout the entire pilot and to make matters worse her acting appears to leave a lot to be desired. Now, we are being generous with that assessment by using the term “appears” because, she may not be a bad actress at all, it may just be an issue of incredibly bad writing because everyone’s performances were terrible. Munn’s problem is that she has no real résumé to refer to outside of AOTS and the majority of her dopey lines were simply repeating the lines of her character’s husband.
Aside from what we will refer to from this point forward as the “Munn Disappointment,” there’s really nothing good about this show. As noted, the writing is horrible. The jokes don’t work, the timing isn’t there and it is completely predictable. The characters are horrible cartoon versions of real human beings and completely unbelievable. The show literally feels like aliens have come to Earth and this is what they think American couples are like based on something they read in a magazine or saw in a really awful romantic comedy that most likely starred Matthew McConaughey. It tries to be clever and relatable and fails miserably.
You may have noticed the over-abundance of Olivia Munn pics in this piece in various states of undress. Unlike the producers, we decided that we needed to do something to make Perfect Couples interesting and actually utilize its only asset. This show is pretty bad all the way around.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any short trailers for this so if you watch the video you’ll be forced to endure 4 minutes and 31 seconds of propaganda by the cast about how great this show is. Don’t believe them… especially when Christine Woods tells you that you know couples like this. You don’t. You’ve never seen any couples like this ever because they don’t exist.
Watch full episodes of Perfect Couples, here… if you must.