8 April 2009 | Moongate2000
no great start, but getting better :) !
The "Roommates" pilot wasn't convincing. Yet I'd say it showed potential. Episode two and three were a significant improvement. Nonetheless one thing for sure: it's not a must see and it clearly doesn't play in a league with "Friends", "How I met your Mother", "The It-Crowd" and co. This sitcom lacks originality. The characters seem likable but ordinary and it's too obvious where the narration is heading. Besides the whole thing is somewhat too nice and round, if you know what I mean. As far as I can see writers and cast appear willing to make this machine work. So among the shades of these serious problem areas "Roommates" smells like solid, nice entertainment - and yes, I know it's a little early to draw any conclusions.
In a short: Several fun jokes, likable actors but some problem areas. It could become a decent first season...