EW plays marriage ref to TV couples
We weigh in on battles being waged on ''Glee,'' ''Modern Family,'' and more
Jerry Seinfeld’s new reality show, The Marriage Ref on NBC, features celebrities judging everyday couples’ squabbles. With so many sparring spouses on TV now, we decided to try our hand at weighing in on their battles.
After the death of one of their unborn twins, Tom and Lynette headed to couples counseling to deal with her stern demeanor and his lack of responsibility.
A draw. Marriage is about compromise, and the two need to stop being so stubborn. Stress might also be relieved if they moved to a street with a few less tornadoes, murders, and plane crashes.
The Good Wife
Alicia is still struggling to trust her state-attorney husband, Peter, after his adultery was revealed to both her and the public.
While Peter does seem to truly care about his wife, it’s hard not to side with Alicia since she’s the wronged woman in this case. But having her husband sleep on a cot in the maid’s room, after he’s already done jail time, does seem like a pretty solid form of punishment.
In the interest of being succinct, Phil is a competitive goofball and Claire gets easily annoyed with him. She typically has to handle the fallout from his messes.
Phil is such a lovable doof that it sorta makes us wish Claire would lighten up a bit and not get so aggravated with him. But the dude has got to cool it with his rampant peeping at ladies’ boobs. It’s kinda pervy.
Will and Terri’s problems are fairly standard: Boy meets girl, boy and girl get married, girl fakes pregnancy and attempts to pass off his student’s baby as her own. Oof!
Terri should be sentenced to life on a deserted island without even a volleyball to chat with — or at least be arrested. Poor Will does not deserve such a heinous lady, especially when there’s the lovely yet neurotic Emma waiting in the wings.