TV Review: Best Friends Forever Has Potential

I started out loathing the pilot of Best Friends Forever (NBC Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.) and ended up liking it. This is a good sign. Created by Scott Armstrong (Party DownHangover 2), this laugh-track-free observational comedy about a woman, her boyfriend, and her closest female friend sharing a Brooklyn brownstone got on my bad side instantly. The show makes a cloistered, privileged life seem utterly normal, even cutesy-sweet*. But at the midway point, things get awkward, then borderline ugly. The smiley-face mask falls away, and stays off just long enough to confirm that it's not quite what we thought. It's a bit of a sucker punch, and I mean that as praise. Read More...


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