As many of my regular readers know, I’m a gigantic fan of Happy Endings and like most people, I was pissed off that the show was being cancelled ahead of its’ time and to this day, I’m still waiting for its’ return. I mean if we can get Will & Grace to come back, you can get Happy Endings to return at some point.
Today, however, we’re here to talk about another show from the same creator, David Caspe, and also starred Casey Wilson that was cut short too soon, Marry Me:
Marry Me is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from October 14, 2014 to February 17, 2015. The series stars Casey Wilson and Ken Marino and aired Tuesday nights at 9 pm (ET/PT)/8 pm (CT) as part the 2014–15 television season. Marry Me was created and executive produced by David Caspe with co-executive producers/director Seth Gordon and Jamie Tarses for Sony Pictures Television.
Series creator David Caspe loosely based the premise on his recent marriage to actress Casey Wilson, who stars as Annie. Like Caspe’s previous sitcom Happy Endings, this series is set in Chicago.
On November 5, 2014, the series order was upped to 18 episodes for its first season. On February 17, 2015, the show aired its final episode before being removed from the schedule to allow The Voice to air two-hour episodes for three weeks, before Undateable took over the timeslot for the remainder of the season – leaving four episodes of Marry Me unaired. These episodes later began premiering in the UK from April 23, 2015 to May 14, 2015.
This series follows what happens to longtime couple – high-strung Annie (Casey Wilson) and easy-going Jake (Ken Marino) – when their deeply committed relationship turns into a long and bumpy ride on the way to the altar after the question of “Will You Marry Me?” is popped. After six years together, the couple struggles with trying to decide whether a whirlwind of big fights and botched marriage proposals spells doom for their relationship, when instead they discover a series of “signs” that they think means they are meant for each other.
Faced with proposals gone awry and a string of other unfortunate coincidences, Annie and Jake find themselves destined to be together whether they can get it together or not.
A very simple premise to it and to me, this did a better job of doing comedy around a long standing couple trying to get married than that horrendous The Five Year Engagement did.
Casey Wilson and Ken Marino work off each other so very well in the series and they carry a lot of the charm and heart of the series. The humor is just as strong as it was on Happy Endings although it takes a little bit into the run of the series to fully get to that point.
It’s not until about the fifth or sixth episode where the series reaches its’ comedic potential to the fullest extent and that’s the point where you’re hoping the show will continue on.
Unfortunately, NBC didn’t give it a chance because they were still trying to find their next Office and Parks & Rec style hit and couldn’t find it with this and Marry Me only lasted 18 episodes but 18 episodes you can find on DVD and I can honestly say, it’s more than worth the purchase especially if you were a big fan of Happy Endings.
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