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David T. ColeMay 14, 2014 in The Odd Couple (2015) [V]
I speculate that Oscar will be messy, and that Felix will be persnickety and OCD-level neat!
I speculate that Matthew Perry will be Matthew Perry-ish and Tom Lennon will be Tom Lennon-y. I can't see this as being anything but DOA unless the older crowd just eats it up. And I say that as someone who watched all of Mr. Sunshine and Go On and who just finished the screenwriting advice book Tom wrote with his screenwriting partner. I can kind of see why they cast Tom Lennon but they really needed to pair him with a heavy hitter and Matthew Perry just doesn't have that anymore. So I speculate that I should not even get invested in this because it will be a miracle if it lasts longer than a season.
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It may suck, but I have also sat through all of Studio 60, Mr. Sunshine and Go On (the latter being pretty good, actually) and will attempt anything with an alum from The State.
Hmm -- interesting that Matthew Perry is the one playing Oscar. That's about as far removed from Chandler Bing as you can get!
They're trying to hard to make the one guy "Sheldon"-y.
I'll be tuning in. I remember Perry and Lennon in 17 Again and they were good together.
I think both guys are funny so I'll give it a chance. Wasn't the one guy on Reno 911 and The State? Both shows were a hoot.
Will they stunt-cast the ex-wives for sweeps appearances, or will they go with cheaper actresses who can show up more often?
If it's a hit, they might try hard for one of the ex-Friends for Oscar. If the women in the main cast are any indication, they may go quite a bit younger than the male leads for the exes (someone like Sarah Chalke seems about right).
Chalke is busy playing a very similar role on Rainn Wilson's Backstrom. A show which admittedly might not last beyond this season, but for now at least she's booked up.
'Parenthood's' Lauren Graham Heads to CBS' 'Odd Couple'
Matthew Perry also mentioned, in a The Hollywood Reporter interview related to the show which I linked to in the Pilot thread, that Lauren Graham will apparently be at least recurring as Gaby, Oscar's ex in this version.