ABC premiered a new show last night. (I did not watch. I’m a House person.) There was something vaguely familiar about an online ad I saw for this new show, Roommates. Here is the description, from the show’s website:
Mark has a crush on Katie, so what’s he do? Becomes her roommate. Smooth. They also live with Hope, a career woman … um, without a career. And roomie No. 4, James, has advice for everyone, but he’s no better off than anyone. And finally there’s Thom, who doesn’t live in but hangs out a lot. Hookups, jobs, and other embarrassments keep the laughs coming as five twentysomethings try to figure it all out.
Hmmm. Have you ever heard of a show called FRIENDS? It ran on NBC for a little while….
Mark sounds an awful lot like Ross.
Katie sounds like Rachel
Hope sounds like Monica, (except she’s working as the barrista, not Rachel).
James sounds like Chandler (actually, Thom does too.)
Perhaps ABC’s demographic are the people who are too young to realize that Jennifer Aniston was on a TV show prior to becoming Brad Pitt’s ex.
Good grief I feel old.