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“This is one on how relationships are fun. Helen Hunt was so funny in this one and her chemistry with Paul Reiser made me wished I had such a fun relationship back then! Hmm,
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Mad About You
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Comedian Paul Reiser has always insisted that his long-running NBC sitcom Mad About You (co-created by Reiser and Danny Jacobson) was inspired by events in his own life. Naturally, a bit of dramatic license was practiced: Reiser's TV character Paul Buchman was not a comic, but instead a New York-based documentary filmmaker. Nonetheless, the character's personality was virtually "all Reiser," just as Paul Buchman's TV wife, public relations executive Jamie Buchman (played by Helen Hunt), was basically a carbon copy of the real-life Mrs. Reiser. Debuting Wednesday, September 23, 1992, Mad About You set up its premise, setting, and characters with admirable speed and efficiency. Married five months at the beginning of the series, Paul and Jamie are already safely ensconced in their Manhattan high-rise apartment, already conversing in a naturalistic, non-jokey (but hilarious) manner about the little, apparently inconsequential events that made them who they were and shaped their outlook on the world (Reiser's oft-quoted assessment of the series: "The feeling of the show should be like a couple's ride home after a party, when you can finally say what you've been thinking all night"). Also already in place is the series' colorful array of supporting characters, including Jamie's unlucky-in-love sister Lisa Stemple (Anne Ramsay), gynecologist Mark Devanow (Richard Kind) and his dissatisfied wife Fran (Leila Kenzle) -- still married at the start of Season One, but...
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