Marry Me: Pilot
October 20, 2014 4:28 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

A long dating couple tries to get engaged, through a midst of bad timing and tirades.
posted by Margalo Epps (9 comments total)
This episode wasn't AS terrible as the critics led me to believe, though it was pretty sitcom-y. I'm hoping it'll settle down pretty quickly the way Happy Endings did.
posted by leesh at 4:36 PM on October 20, 2014

I haven't watched this yet, but Happy Endings took about 3 episodes to find its footing, so I have hope.
posted by JauntyFedora at 4:38 PM on October 20, 2014

Yeah, the characters/actors are promising--I'm definitely going to keep watching. The pilot was fine, just over the top.
posted by leesh at 6:46 PM on October 20, 2014

The pilot was better than even the promos for it lead me to believe -- even the cringey moments work better than I expected (and more plausibly). I'm still not entirely sure if I like it, but I'm hopeful.

I liked the weird introduction to most of the cast, with them popping up from behind various furniture, getting a quick apology (in which their name is used), and rapidly leaving.
posted by Margalo Epps at 7:57 PM on October 20, 2014

They're going to have to do some major work on Annie for me to like this show. As of the pilot, she is just a horrible human being. Okay, some of the havoc she wreaked wasn't her fault, but good lord, she actually came off worse in the second half.
posted by Etrigan at 4:32 AM on October 21, 2014

I liked this, I liked the characters, I laughed a lot and I hope this show does well. Maybe it only plays well with the unwittingly-engineers-social-disasters demographic.
posted by bleep at 3:52 PM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Also, it wasn't nearly as cringingly sitcommish as the C+ Mulaney. It was more like 30 Rock or Parks and Rec in a way that I enjoy.
posted by bleep at 3:54 PM on October 21, 2014

This made me feel old: my response to the episode was, "it could be good, if only they weren't all just so loud!"
posted by meese at 8:56 PM on October 25, 2014

This episode got a "tipsy filthy light thief thumbs up." Overly wacky, but not saccharine, and the characters are decent (though garbage-friend Gil's hair is like a crazy wig, and not in a good way - I was waiting for a wacky slip-up where it fell off or was pulled off).
posted by filthy light thief at 2:39 PM on October 28, 2014

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