When I reviewed NBC's "Perfect Couples" last month, tonight's pilot episode was one of the two I had seen. It wasn't great, or maybe even good, but I have to admit to laughing at a number of things Mary Elizabeth Ellis did, particularly in and around Game Night. Those of you who watched the December preview didn't seem impressed, but I thought this episode was better than that one (and the other episode I saw, set to air Feb. 3, is better than this one).

I probably don't have enough time or interest to work the show into the rotation in its current state, but given that this was the real premiere tonight, I'm curious what everyone thought of this one.

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com