I was excited to see Brad Garrett of "Raymond" fame move onto his own T.V. show. Garrett plays a cranky husband while Joely Fisher is his down-to-earth wife. The couple is joined by Jeff and Steph Woodcock, the young, lovestruck neighbors. The show revolves around the two couples, a contrast between old and young, cynical and naive.
The first season was funny enough (although, as I write in later reviews, the show declined). It was great to see the contrast between the two couples. Garrett of course carries the show, with his eccentricity, but the other actors also have their place. Steph Woodcock has some great moments showing her wild side. I never found myself quite laughing as hard as I did for "Raymond," but this first season came close.
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The weekly Fox sitcom 'Til Death was fashioned as a vehicle for towering (6'8") comic actor Brad Garrett, who had just come off a long and successful run as a supporting player on Everybody Loves Raymond. Garrett was cast as Eddie Stark, a cynical, know-it-all schoolteacher who had been married for 25 turbulent years to wife Joy (Joely Fisher). The humor arose from the contrast between the combative Starks and their young neighbors, billing-and-cooing newlyweds Jeff and Steph Woodcock (Eddie Kaye Thomas, Kat Foster), who at the outset of the series had been married a whole 12 days. In some cases, the marital crisis of the week was augmented with interviews showing real-life couples discussing love and marriage. Created by the husband-and-wife team of Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, both alumni of the Everybody Loves Raymond lookalike The King of Queens, 'Til Death joined the Fox lineup on September 7, 2006. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Close