If Anyone Gives a Crap About the 'Odd Couple' Remake, It Sure Isn't the People Making It
Some official character photos from the upcoming CBS Odd Couple remake have been released and they are… well, they’re probably exactly the level of boring you would expect a CBS Odd Couple remake to be.
Hey look! Boring versions of great characters! We’ve got our Oscar, with a trim beard and very clean shirts, with our… okay, Tom Lennon is actually the perfect Felix. I’ll stay quiet… for now.
This is what Matthew Perry phoning it in looks like.
Even Tom Lennon looks super underwhelmed with his own performance.
And what the hell kind of self-respecting Felix Unger lets his GROSS DIRTY DISH GLOVES TOUCH HIS SHIRT? Is no one paying attention??
I like Lindsay Sloane, but what do we think the odds are that the entire character description just said “Zooey Deschanel”?
Poor Wendell Pierce looks like someone called him over to help test the light. Does he even have a character?
You have to hand it to CBS. They’ve really got the bland sitcom formula down. Start with a banal premise (or safe source material), take a couple talented (or not) actors to play ironed-out versions of characters they’ve been playing for years, offer them enough money that they HAVE to say yes, even though they all know that if the show gets picked up for more than half a season, they’re going to have to turn to intern bowling to let out aggression. Then throw a healthy dose of laugh track on it for good measure. And let that sh*t run for eight years.