'Mad Love' review: Lovely cast, slightly maddening show


Before assessing the successes and failures of "Mad Love," CBS's new sitcom starring Jason Biggs, Sarah Chalke, Tyler Labine and Judy Greer, let's first acknowledge that the pilot operates under three absurdly misleading guises. 1.) That anyone, in 2011, is on a first-name basis with an elevator attendant at the Empire State Building2.) That the Empire State Building would allow people to regularly jump out of elevators stopped 2 feet above floor level3.) That there are four New Yorkers who would ever frequent the observation deck at the Empire State BuildingYes, these are the romantic prerequisites for the "Sleepless in Seattle"/"How I Met Your Mother" hybrid that introduces Ben (Biggs) to Kate (Chalke) in the pilot episode. She leaves her hat, he forgets his phone, and there they are... two presumably employed adults falling in love, in the middle of the day, on the 86th floor of a tourist destination in their own town.It's...



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