As reaction to NBC’s "The Marriage Ref" rippled west from the East Coast — kind of like a tsunami on land — Twitter exploded with negative reaction to the much-hyped new show.
NBC suicide continues. Tonight, Jerry Seinfeld bites the dust.
@ is proof that Focus Groups don’t always work.
@kateoh Thank you, NBC, for interrupting the maddest, coolest, WTFest Closing Ceremony EVAH for dumb show. Giant beaver & moose over !!
@marklisanti Watching the West Coast feed. Genuinely shocked the Ref wasn’t canceled halfway through the East Coast showing. #stripperpole
: The 9 minutes I saw of were so bad I may never be able to watch SEINFELD reruns again.
Can this couple with the stripper pole be the judges? Also change host to someone who doesn’t think he’s Jack Benny?
@hitfixdaniel All subsequent installments of "Marriage Ref" are going to be a HOUR? Maybe Conan would like a 10 p.m. show?
@JamesUrbaniak A taxidermied dog seems like some sort of unintentional metaphor for this show.
How can someone be so successful in TV and not be able to realize when a show is going to flop.
can suck it. Marriage advice from Madonna, Larry David, and Alec Baldwin? Yeah right, how many divorces between them 20?
Didn’t think NBC olympic coverage could get worse. I was wrong: cutting away from closing ceremony for 1hr to show MarriageRef= fitting end.
Not all the Tweets were negative, however:
Despite any protests, I think Marriage Ref has a shot at success on sheer star power alone.
The problem with the was that they picked such completely nonsensical issues to talk about. Good premise, horrific execution.
I’m ashamed to say… We laughed our asses off while watching 🙂
was the funniest new show I’ve seen in a while. It has tons of potential. Hoping they don’t waste it.
Watch the special half-hour "sneak peek":