Marry Me is a new fall TV series that will appear on NBC TV this fall. We have not covered too many comedies so far, and new fall TV comedies in general are quite hit or miss. But we have finally found a new fall show that may be a comedy hit, for several important reasons. Talented David Caspe brings us this series after bringing the hit Happy Endings previously, and this new fall series is co-executive produced and directed by Seth Gordon who has had success on the big and small screen and Jamie Tarses who is an up and coming talent on the small screen.
The real excitement for us, however, is the choices of actor. You may recognize Casey Wilson from Saturday Night Live or Happy Endings, and her combination of cute, finny and compelling will be fun to watch in this new fall TV series. Ken Marinoand has been mostly a character actor, but the kind that can carry a scene and make you wonder why he has not been asked to be in a feature role already. It is obvious that the chemistry between these two will be strong and funny.
Marry Me is based on the premise that this couple cannot seem to get the period before marriage right. This unique backdrop leads to great comedy as they try to line up their relationship just so they are ready to get engaged. But Jake cannot even get his proposal right, and the humor starts there. Proposals lead to everything from botched vacations to lost jobs, and while their underlying commitment to each other stays strong, the fact that they are so different in so many ways makes for some laugh out loud moments as they try to get things right. Of course a bunch of well cast and talented secondary characters on both sides of the equation do nothing but make all of this much harder.