Marry Me

Review: Marry Me, Cristela and Package Deal

Marry Me: B
Cristela: C+
Package Deal: C

Marry Me title card (screenshot via Global GO)

Marry Me title card (screenshot via Global Go)

Marry Me is unmistakably a comedy, and that’s a good thing for the most part considering there are way too many dramadies and watered-down sitcoms on the air right now that really make you question if the show you’re watching is actually supposed to be funny.

Marry Me, however, bombards you with joke after joke after joke after joke. With so many, they’re often hit or miss, and the sheer number of them may just exhaust you.

This was in the title sequence because why not I suppose (screenshot via Global GO)

This was in the title sequence because why not I suppose (screenshot via Global Go)

There's a lot thrown into the show just for the sake of being funny like this yoga instructor (screenshot via Global)

There’s a lot thrown into the show just for the sake of being funny like this random yoga instructor (screenshot via Global Go)

The show’s humour also often falls between just random jokes or awkward humour. For example, while the debut episode was mostly about the couple’s botched proposals, there are somehow jokes about the Challenger explosion, Paula Deen using the N-word and having a time machine to save Princess Di. Then there’s a bunch of other ones based around awkward situations like that yoga instructor who had a slew of meaningless compliments and when Annie (Casey Wilson) gets her boyfriend/fiancé Jake (Ken Marino) fired by blurting out that he took her on a vacation (as Jake told his boss his father was gravely ill to get the time off). Continue reading



TORONTO, August 11, 2014 – This fall, Global delivers the wow factor with a powerhouse schedule of captivating new dramas, charming comedies, and long-awaited comebacks of returning favourites, drawing viewers in to sensational TV moments.

With a schedule packed with TV’s fiercest females, hottest men and thrilling event series, Global gears up for an unstoppable season. Ten o’clock is home to Global’s most buzzed about new dramas, including the heart-pounding new thriller Stalker, premiering on October 1, comic book adaptation Constantine beginning October 24, and the gripping CIA drama State of Affairs, debuting on November 17. Unapologetic political drama Madam Secretary joins critically acclaimed The Good Wife rounding out Global’s must-see Sunday night schedule. From dynamic characters to spine-tingling twists, Global also brings viewers the highly anticipated event of the season Gracepoint, premiering October 2. Continue reading


Global (screenshot via Global GO)

Global (screenshot via Global GO)

TORONTO, June 4, 2014 – Today, Shaw Media announced Global‘s epic 2014/2015 fall schedule.

Building on last year’s red-hot momentum with new series The BlacklistChicago PD and Sleepy Hollow, the network is adding eight new high-octane dramas to bolster its already sizzling lineup. Audiences will obsess over the new psychological thriller Stalker starring Maggie Q (Nikita)  and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice). Also sure to build a massive following is the much-anticipated drama Madam Secretary, starring Téa Leoni (The Naked Truth) in a show-stopping performance as the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Coupled with the return of the hugely popular drama The Good Wife, now in simulcast, the network brings two hours of back-to-back sophisticated and gripping dramas to viewers. The drama continues when Global takes audiences on the mystery ride of the season with Gracepoint, the richly layered series starring David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)  and Nick Nolte (Warrior), as well as State of Affairswhich sees Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) in her highly anticipated return to TV as a CIA analyst who navigates political minefields in this high-octane thriller from writer/director Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist).

Based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics, Constantine will join Global’s schedule this fall starring Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds)  and Lucy Griffiths (True Blood). Co-written by The Mentalist’s Daniel Cerone and The Dark Knight’s David Goyer, the series will adapt the comic about a man-turned-supernatural detective. And building on its massively successful NCIS franchise, the network will welcome a new crop of special agents with the addition of NCIS: New Orleans.

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