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Have you watched Partners yet? You can get caught up in only forty minutes – the first two episodes are available here. You’ll be all ready for tonight’s third episode (CBS, 8:30pm), which I’ve already seen, and it’s really funny. (Although you can just jump right in and start with tonight’s new episode – it’s a sit-com, not a detailed multi-episode murder mystery.)
Partners is a new comedy from the creators of one of my all-time favorite shows, Will & Grace. Max Mutchnik and David Kohan have based the series loosely on themselves: friends since childhood, one gay one straight, who end up working together. Except instead of writing partners, the show’s leads are partners in a architectural firm.
I have to confess, I’m coming into this very biased, because of David Krumholtz. He stars in Partners as Joe, and he also starred in Numb3ers, which I have running constantly on Netflix. So I started watching this show because of him, and so far I love it. Plus, the show has a big Buffalo connection, and as a native Buffalonian, I get giddy when Buffalo is mentioned anywhere. I don’t even really care if it’s a disparaging remark, I just like people remembering that Buffalo exists.
The rest of the cast is fantastic as well. Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) co-stars as Joe’s best friend Louis, who is dating a very handsome man (Brandon Routh, so amazing in the so-so Superman Returns) who grew up Mennonite and does not understand pop culture references. This creates some very funny situations, like in tonight’s episode when they play a game of Celebrity (remember, this is from the Will & Grace people: there has to be a competitive parlor game in there!). I don’t know about you, but I don’t know any gay men who don’t talk almost completely in pop-culturese, so I found this hysterical.
Sophia Bush plays Joe’s fiancé, Ali. The third episode centers around some secrets she’s kept from Joe, and how he handles them. I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say that it involves former boyfriends and that game of Celebrity I mentioned.
I find the idea of friends partnering in a business very interesting. I used to co-host a podcast with three friends, and it’s definitely a weird dynamic. If the business doesn’t do well, if there are hard decisions to be made, it’s not just the business that’s at risk, but the friendship as well. It’s a huge risk to take, with the potential for huge rewards. Join us tonight on twitter for a live Partners viewing party from 8:15-9:15 as real-life work partners and friend Audrey McClelland and Vera Sweeney talk about what it takes to make that kind of situation work. There will, of course, be prizes.
Hope to see you tonight!
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