By Aiyana Ma’at
Last night my hubby and I settled down to watch Tyler Perry’s newest sitcom ‘For Better Or For Worse’ and overall on a scale of 1 to 10 my husband and I both gave it a 5. Actually, I’m gonna go ahead and give it a 6.5 just because i’m biased–I like Tyler Perry and the efforts he always makes to bring a lesson to the screen. So, for that he gets an extra 1 and a half points from me.
The missing laugh track was a little awkward and there were scenes that were a little corny (like when Angela and Marcus’s baby’s mama fought and then made up 2 minutes later) And, the fact that they fought in the first place was a little off-putting (and stereotypical). But, while the make-up scene was corny I give Tyler big kudos for what his intention appears to be. It seems as though he wants us to actually learn something from that scene….like the fact that it is so important for children in blended families to see the adults getting along. I also like the fact that Tyler’s trying to show accomplished successful and well-off African Americans (Angela and Marcus’s house was the bomb-diggity).
So, In case you missed it, in a nutshell ‘For Better Or For Worse’ follows the ups and downs of a couple trying to make their marriage work.
Michael Jai White plays Marcus, an ex-football player turned sports commentator. Tasha Smith stars as Marcus’s wife, the edgy and outspoken Angela.
I’ve read that every show will leave viewers with life a changing message, which has become a standard of the Tyler Perry brands of television entertainment.
According to TBS, “Viewers will experience a fresh approach to the traditional sitcom format that will provide all the elements of well-crafted storytelling and the raw intrigue of reality TV.”
Here’s what some folks on Twitter had to say:
Just a little bit of overacting in parts, but decent enough. #ForBetterOrWorse
#ForBetterOrWorse …..I’m loving this new @TylerPerry series , he is great at what he does , & it’s pure success every time.
Watching #ForBetterOrWorse and I keep waiting on the “laugh track” to play but this show doesn’t have one… #awkward.
What’s the difference between this new Tyler Perry show #forbetterorworse and that bet show recently on dating??
Just watched the new TP show #ForBetterOrWorse…its horrible! And it doesn’t have that “laughing concept thingy” either
Sure hope @tylerperry’s new show #Forbetterorworse gets “BETTER” in the coming weeks cause the first two episodes were awful!!!
Their house is gaudy. #forbetterorworse
Love #forbetterorworse …great show:-)
Is this a sitcom or a stage play? I’m confused… #TylerPerry #ForBetterorWorse” lmao good?
So are the shows #MeetTheBrowns #HouseOfPayne & #ForBetterOrWorse apart of the same group of friends, just different shows? @tylerperry
Tyler Perry New Show #ForBetterOrWorse Isn’t What I Thought It Was Gonna Be
Looks like i’ll be watching #ForBetterorWorse every week (:
that show #ForBetterorWorse is Tyler Perry’s best show, but it’s the worst show ever. LOL. did y’all see it?
Seriously! Seriously! @tylerperry #ForBetterorWorse, instant hit… Genius.
These grown women are fighting. #ForBetterorWorse
Just home from work, watching @TylerPerry’s #ForBetterOrWorse…..I mean I’m SOLD off the opening shower scene. (O_o) LOL
#forbetterorworse was a 30 min waste of my life. -_-
They have on some baaaddd dresses #ForBetterOrWorse
I didn’t like #ForBetterorWorse. Won’t be watching this one! Got to Do better!
I love #TylerPerry’s #ForBetterOrWorse. If you love #WhyDidIGetMarried & #WhyDidIGetMarriedToo, watch this show. I love #AngelaAndMarcus!
stop speaking negative about #ForBetterOrWorse if you don’t think you like it TURN THE CHANNEL.