I just finished a race through this whole show! Really liked it, BUT...I have some gripes, because I feel like there was some potential here that was not fulfilled.
Here's the main thing. I think over the course of the series, the funniest and best scenes were always the four Roses interacting with each OTHER, and I feel like overall, there was just not enough of this!
For example, only David and Moira, and Moira and Johnny had enough scenes together over the course of the series. But David and Alexis were always really funny together and I feel they didn't get nearly paired up enough as a duo from beginning to end. And the real obvious reason for this was to emphasize Stevie and Patrick and their relationships with David over her, and as much as I like Stevie and Patrick fine, they were never that funny to me. So much focus on them and yet, the real comedic juice belonged to the Roses. I was never that invested in Stevie. I feel like her whole arc on this show could have been accomplished the same exact way with maybe 30% less screen time.
Also not focused on enough was David and Johnny (I don't know what that's about- maybe Dan Levy didn't want to act with his dad that much).
I never liked focus on characters like Jocelyn for example. Anything that went to her could have been Alexis. Twila is another example. What was this big scene of her and Alexis bonding in this last episode? Did we need to see that? I never got the impression that Alexis and Twila had this great friendship.
The focus on the romance storylines with Ted/Patrick were excessive imo. It was...sweet I guess, but again, so much focus on that stuff and a lot of the time I'd be thinking I would rather be seeing David and Alexis doing scenes with each other right now instead of this, because I'd be laughing more.
In the finale, the scene where David freaks out about Alexis's wedding dress and them walking down the aisle together was the first thing that made me laugh out loud this entire show. That was really funny.
I guess what I'm saying is- this show could have been something like The Golden Girls, with four amazing leads interacting as much as possible and it would have been GREAT. As it was, I think it's good.