So that is two of our friends. How about we move on to the other couple? Different from the first in every possible (and impossible) way, Tyler Labine and Judy Greer provide the only comic relief. This is a silver lining, although it doesn’t say much for a comedy to need comic RELIEF.
Greer plays the usual second fiddle to a less interesting lead actress, and this job she pulls off. Whether she will ever hold her own is debatable but her rapport with Labine is laugh-worthy and I can't help but think the two were caught in the wrong show, wrong time. Labine's character is loveable, hilarious and although a bit clichéd, it is the kind of cliché that works.
Is the show a complete fail? Ignoring the fact that it got cancelled after its first season in May, I would say it is the kind of show that if my friend wrote it, I’d be proud. There have been many great shows that have been cancelled because of the presence of better shows at the time. Mad Love is not one of them. Sure it provides comfort to a bored kid on the couch, flipping through channels in search for something to watch. But for that we have Friends reruns.