Picks and Pans Review: Mad About You
Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt play Manhattan apartment dwellers adjusting to married life in this sitcom in which nothing much happens. She drags him out to shop for furniture; they spend a Sunday debating what to do and never make" it to the lobby. In its banal plots the show is a lot like Seinfeld, which it follows, making a nice matched set for NBC. In fact, Reiser's funny New York City fusspot could be a cross between the Jerry and George characters on Seinfeld.
The newlyweds come with a self-absorbed circle of friends: a dim married couple (Richard Kind and Leila Kenzie), Reiser's slobby pal (Tommy Hinkley) and Hunt's sister (Ann Ramsay), who is given to panic attacks.
The scope is a little cramped but the writing is wonderfully droll. Gazing out the window at a gay-pride parade going by on the street below, Reiser calls out, "Oh, honey, come here. You're going to miss the Judy Garland balloon."