The Exes (2011- ) – Gets Funnier With each Episode
Actors: Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche, Kristen Johnston, Kelly Stables
Channel: TV Land
Duration: 21 min
You might like this show if you enjoyed:
Friends (1994-2004), King Of Queens (1998-2007), Hot in Cleveland (2010- )
Long Story Short:
Holly (Kristen Johnston) is a divorce lawyer who allows three of her clients to live in her second apartment that was supposed to be for her and her ex-fiancé who ended up cheating on her. The three men couldn’t be any more different: Phil (Donald Faison) is a lady killer, Haskell (Wayne Knight) leaves the apartment maybe once a week, and Steward (David Alan Blansche) is the good soul who keeps the trio together. Holly and the exes establish a great friendship, and help each other out no matter how crazy the issues might be.
The Exes make you laugh from the very first episode and the characters grow to you in no time. The writing is very creative, and even though we have heard some jokes before, the show keeps its pace up and even takes some of the known jokes a step further. It gets quite raunchy sometimes, but that’s what I love about the show: It’s often unexpected. I wasn’t sure about Wayne Knight’s performance at first, but he turned out to be a young Jerry Stiller (Known for his role as Arthur in The King of Queens), and each of his lines is spot on. Kristen Johnston’s faces are hilarious and it is hard to keep a straight face while looking at her. We already know from Scrubs that Donald Faison is a great actor and I am glad he got another role. The balance of the show is created by David Alan Basche, who is settle at times and sometimes just outrageous. Kelly Stables as Holly’s quirky assistant is a winner, too. With each episode there are more laughs, the characters are progressing, and I believe this show is one of the funniest on TV right now.