Get ready, America, because Wednesdays on ABC are about to get a whole lot funnier with the addition of “Better with You,” a half-hour sitcom about three generations of couples dealing with every day events and problems. Sound boring? The description might not peak your interest, but the first five minutes of the series premiere alone will keep you coming back for more.
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Last season, ABC struck comedy gold with “Modern Family,” which recently took home six Primetime Emmy awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. If the remaining “Better with You” season one episodes are even half as funny as the show’s first episode ABC will have to make room in its trophy case.
On the series premiere, viewers meet the three lead couples: Mia (Joanna Garcia) and Casey (Jake Lacy), who have been dating for seven and a half weeks; Maddie (Jennifer Finnigan) and Ben (Josh Cooke), who have been together for nine years; and Vicky (Debra Jo Rupp) and Joel (Kurt Fuller), who have been married 35 years.
Mia and Casey are your typical whirlwind romance. They’re young, in love, and ready to get married, no matter what anyone else thinks. ‘Anyone else’ is Mia’s sister, Maddie, who can’t believe that her sister is getting married so soon after meeting Casey. It doesn’t help that Mia is getting married before her, although in public she stands by her “valid life choice” to not fall under the pressure of marriage. Vicky and Joel, Mia and Maddie’s parents, are exactly what you would imagine a couple who have been married 35 years to be like: hysterical! They love each other, but they’ve been together long enough to know they don’t need to make out in a dark hallway to show it.
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Each couple is very different and comes with their own set of quirks, but they are also all incredibly loveable and relatable. The sisters have a sweet relationship that is built on Mia always wanting to be like her older sister and Maddie always wanting to protect her younger sister. And while Ben, the business man, and Casey, the heavy metal band musician, are complete opposites, they’re the perfect comedic match.
Overall, “Better with You” is a great sitcom addition to a network that has been ruled by the drama of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Dancing with the Stars” for years. The cast is incredible, the laughs are out loud, and the story line, while not intense, is catchy.
“Better with You” will air on ABC starting Wednesday, Sept. 22. Check your local listing for the time.
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