The Odd Couple Reviews & Ratings

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Reboot of the classic series about the messy Oscar Madison and the neat-freak Felix Unger, who are roommates.
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by jazeronContributor
Feb 24, 2015 6:06AM EST
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Wamp wamp. Among a pile of other problems, the laugh track ruins a potentially decent comedy duo again.Thomas Lennon as a metrosexual neat freak is funny but everyone being divorced and missing their partners creates no balance. Oh, and the hot chick in the building just wants sex...original. So disappointing.

Wamp wamp. Among a pile of other problems, the laugh track ruins a potentially decent comedy duo again.Thomas Lennon as a metrosexual neat freak is funny but everyone being divorced and missing their partners creates no balance. Oh, and the hot chick in the building just wants sex...original. So disappointing.

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by turtle
Apr 1, 2015 6:59AM EDT
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A lot of overacting and a little weirdness, could be a lot better. Remove the stupid laugh track. I think it will be cancelled before its even given a real fighting chance.

A lot of overacting and a little weirdness, could be a lot better. Remove the stupid laugh track. I think it will be cancelled before its even given a real fighting chance.

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by tvqueen
Mar 12, 2015 5:38PM EDT
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Having watched the original and being a big fan of Friends, I really wanted to like this remake, but it just falls so flat. Thomas Lennon does not come across at all funny, and Matthew Perry has really bad material to work with, given that he proved how hilarious he could deliver good material as Chandler (on Friends). There is zero chemistry between the leads. For real laughs, watch the classic series! This is just another example of 'you can't go home again'.

Having watched the original and being a big fan of Friends, I really wanted to like this remake, but it just falls so flat. Thomas Lennon does not come across at all funny, and Matthew Perry has really bad material to work with, given that he proved how hilarious he could deliver good material as Chandler (on Friends). There is zero chemistry between the leads. For real laughs, watch the classic series! This is just another example of 'you can't go home again'.

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by leah
Mar 31, 2015 2:50PM EDT
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The original series (yes, from 90000 years ago) holds up really well in reruns today, but this remake is... just depressing. Everyone on this show deserves better material.

The original series (yes, from 90000 years ago) holds up really well in reruns today, but this remake is... just depressing. Everyone on this show deserves better material.

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by zparpa
Feb 20, 2015 7:33AM EST
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I wasn't overly impressed with the first episode but will give the show a chance to find itself and grow into something good. I was partially disappointed because I just want a reincarnation of Chandler!

I wasn't overly impressed with the first episode but will give the show a chance to find itself and grow into something good. I was partially disappointed because I just want a reincarnation of Chandler!

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Oct 12, 2016 5:14AM EDT
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I think this could be a lot better if they had better writing on this show. It's not completely awful since it has its funny moments but I feel like if it wasn't for the actors doing everything in their power to make this even remotely good it would be even worse. Plus I don't really buy into Matthew Perry's character being such a stud.

I think this could be a lot better if they had better writing on this show. It's not completely awful since it has its funny moments but I feel like if it wasn't for the actors doing everything in their power to make this even remotely good it would be even worse. Plus I don't really buy into Matthew Perry's character being such a stud.

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Jun 19, 2016 3:16AM EDT
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I really wanted to love this show. I really don't. Matthew Perry has one expression plastered on his face for every scene he's in. Watch the original. Those men could act.

I really wanted to love this show. I really don't. Matthew Perry has one expression plastered on his face for every scene he's in. Watch the original. Those men could act.

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Apr 19, 2015 2:25AM EDT
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how in the hell did this unfunny unwatchable garbage get on air?

how in the hell did this unfunny unwatchable garbage get on air?

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by UnknownfearContributor
Apr 18, 2015 9:29AM EDT
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Hit or Miss

The Odd Couple is pretty inconsistent in the level of laughs it brings. I suspect this is because of multiple writers.
Sometimes its very funny, other times its not so much.

The characters are all funny people, which is key in a comedy in my opinion. This makes the Odd Couple slightly less situational humor and more standard. That being said, it is still a sitcom as you can infer from the premise.

I've always liked Matthew Perry -- he always plays the same character. The straight man with sarcastic witty comebacks and great side-eye stares. He returns with that archtype and is forced to live with a hypochondriac neat-freak who pushes his absurdities to the extreme. As with the original series, it makes for some truly funny scenarios but the show is only as good as its writers and I feel like some of them are better than others.

Worth watching if its on. Not worth going out of your way to watch. Try One Big Happy instead.

Hit or Miss

The Odd Couple is pretty inconsistent in the level of laughs it brings. I suspect this is because of multiple writers.
Sometimes its very funny, other times its not so much.

The characters are all funny people, which is key in a comedy in my opinion. This makes the Odd Couple slightly less situational humor and more standard. That being said, it is still a sitcom as you can infer from the premise.

I've always liked Matthew Perry -- he always plays the same character. The straight man with sarcastic witty comebacks and great side-eye stares. He returns with that archtype and is forced to live with a hypochondriac neat-freak who pushes his absurdities to the extreme. As with the original series, it makes for some truly funny scenarios but the show is only as good as its writers and I feel like some of them are better than others.

Worth watching if its on. Not worth going out of your way to watch. Try One Big Happy instead.

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Mar 29, 2015 8:38PM EDT
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This humor isn't for everyone, I still laugh my ass off with this comedy.

This humor isn't for everyone, I still laugh my ass off with this comedy.