Now this show is clearly NBC's attempt at a new, up-to-date Friends with a splash of Scrubs. When I first realized I was watching the show, Danneel "Frozie" Ackels was riding a subway getting sick from drinking too much. And I didn't realize it was even her for another 15 minutes. Girl looks completely different than from what I remember.
While the show does have it's funny moments, it's painfully clear that the cast is trying to hard. While each actor and actress is funny in their own way, they seem to lack the chemistry that makes me give a rats ass about them. True I have seen every episode. However, not much is on television this time of year.
Jessica Lucas, from the revived Melrose Place, plays a barmaid named Riley who ends up sleeping with her rich, nerdy friend Aaron, played by Zach Cregger. The writers seem to be trying to make them a couple to root for, but watching them get it on was as exciting as watching commercials for ABC's The Chew.
The problem is that none of the relationships have the chemistry to be believable, with the exception of Danneel's character Sara and her FWB Ben. They are the only pair that actually hold my attention and have a spark. Sure Ryan Hansen is nice to look at, but his character Ben is a believable one. Not like Riley who apparently had sex with someone in a bee costume?
The show is trying too many things and needs to pick a path and go down it. Show us that they are friends, make us care. Or else you can take your benefits and shove 'em.