When Jerry Seinfeld spoke about The Marriage Ref at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour in January, he kept stressing that this was not a show that was trying to make a statement or come off as profound (Hello, Undercover Boss), but rather simply meant to be funny. And in person, per usual, Seinfeld himself was very funny. All of which made me think maybe The Marriage Ref could be a decent show...
..until I saw it last night.
The Marriage Ref just felt utterly dead on arrival. It was worrisome right from the start, as an animated segment, featuring Seinfeld, seemed to be working way too hard to somehow justify the concept of the show and host Tom Papa's position as The Marriage Ref.
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