TV Couples Therapy: Analyzing Primetime’s Prime Pairings

“Partners“- Louis & Wyatt

Where we last left off: Louis and his straight BFF Charlie are the main couple in this show, and their significant others just have to play along. If Monday’s pilot is any indication, the main area of contention between Louis and his big, hot, dull boyfriend Wyatt is that Louis tells everyone Wyatt’s a Jewish doctor when in reality he’s a “Mennonite nurse.” Will Louis and the show get over his clichéd obsession? Will Wyatt feel comfortable always being second in Louis’ life? Will this show last a whole season?

Diagnosis: Wyatt seems content playing along since, as he told an angry Charlie, “nobody loves like Louis.” Aww. Though the show is mired in Will & Grace-esque shtick – all the way down to the sassy, busty assistant – that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, Megan Mullally was pretty much the second coming of Christ for sitcoms.  The lack of depth in Louis and Wyatt’s relationship may prove suitable for them, but perhaps not so much for viewers. Only time will tell.

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  • Niall

    I forgot how hot Brandon Routh is, even if I’ll never forget that awful Superman movie

  • Cam

    Actually, if you’re going to be real about this, Mitchel and Cam’s relationship is abusive and about control.

    i.e. Mitchell secretly practices dancing so he can participate in a flash mob to show Cam that he is breaking out of his shell.

    Cam uses this as an excuse to throw a fit and turn what was supposed to be a surprise for him into something he can use to somehow put Mitchel at a disadvantage. Combine that with the fact that they are never affectionate and what you have is a roomate situation.

    So what Cam was there to “Support” Mitchel, any halfway decent friend would do the same.

    As for the show Partners, I have a hard time getting a good look at the couple because the laugh track is about 10 times louder than on any other show…perhaps to convince us that the jokes are funny.

    I have to give thumbs up to the couple on The New Normal though.

  • streeteditions

    Rom-coms, sitcoms, etc., bore me to tears. Does anyone remember DEGRASSI HIGH? And, yes, I’m pleased at the slight increase in the G presence, but what about the L,B,T,Q presence?
    And all these roles are pretty much middle class white folk? I don’t believe in tolerance, or turning the other cheek, so to speak. I’m here for equality! But you have to be able to afford cable to see HIT & MISS, or TRUE BLOOD.

  • Dumdum

    BORED NOW !!! I think I will just watch The Daily Show and documentaries until Dexter comes back.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    Really, analyzing the fake lives of fictional characters? Really? Not sure if I should be crying or laughing.

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