The Farce Is Not with Them

NBC bets big on a Friends-like sex comedy. What more could you ask for? Try sexiness and comedy

Watching TV is like dating. Do it long enough and you hook up with people you could swear you have already encountered, somewhere in your hazy, regret-filled past. So it is with Coupling (Thursdays, 9:30 p.m. E.T.), an NBC Must-See-TV-night sitcom about six urban singles, of a certain well-heeled Pottery Barnitude, who drop double entendres and have slept with one another in various combinations. Nice to meet you, Ross--I mean Steve!

Coupling is a remake of a British sex-com replayed often on BBC America; the British series is one of those exports that have developed an exaggerated reputation among a certain...

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