Creator: Michael J. Weithorn
Ned: Why Stacey?
Stacey: Why Ned?
Ned: It was business.
Stacey: Strictly business.
Ned: Here’s the deal – to get a promotion, I needed a wife.
Stacey: To get a life, I needed his apartment.
Ned: So what the hell, we up and got married.
Stacey: The only thing we have in common? We irritate each other.
Ned: Right! Enjoy the show.
That was spoken during the intro credits for every episode. Yeah, they stretched two seasons out of that concept and (surprise!) they slowly started becoming attracted to one another despite it making no sense. Thing is, I loved it when I was 15. I was a big Thomas Haden Church fan after Wings (remember, I was 15) and I think I watched every episode of this and was angry it was cancelled. I watched an episode a few years ago and was angry that I used to like it. Holy hell is it terrible. Church does not have lead actor qualities and the supporting cast is terribly unfunny. Debra Messing is decent and no doubt it launched her success with Will and Grace. But the scripts are recycled and uninspired and I’m going to stop talking about this show now forever.