19 August 2004 | hmmjaym
Well, yes, it actually was funny
The majority of us guys are not equipped for the great task of committing to one woman, and even less do we manage the skills of communication. This makes married life pretty troublesome and sometimes even awkward. If someone has any doubts, just check the recent divorce rate in the U.S. (over 60%, granted not all male fault). This show blew me away with its first season, it was honest, candid, and completely from the male perspective. Great casting, writing and development of the characters the way Sex & the City once did--by portraying their inner life--contributed to the brief success of MMM. The witty writing drilled way down to the great oil seas of "man thinking", where oil can be found, but it could just as well kill all the sea life in the North Atlantic. The development was great until the second season when a few baby seals were already dying. Throughout the second season focus tended to shift towards the female point of view with Mike's wife having an affair and Jake getting a divorce. But, the focus was still on the miserable male. The anti-hero perhaps. Who knew what the right thing was, but, couldn't think clearly since other parts of the body than the brain was clearly doing all the thinking. The writers did, however, stray off course and steered the show towards very hazardous waters. Hence, driving into an ice berg called the third season. This was a great show, the chemistry was there, and as "KWC619" says it came off ass "crude done tastefully". This, if any show, was a hell of a conversation starter at any dinner party that included couples and a true television experience. I sincerely hope they will release the two seasons on DVD so more people could enjoy it.