Mad About You

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  • TV-PG
  • 1992
  • 7 Seasons
  • 6.8  (24,904)

Mad About You is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999, and later on Spectrum Originals from November 20, 2019 to December 18, 2019. The show centers around the the married couple of Paul Buchman and Jamie Stemple Buchman, played by Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, as they navigate their daily lives and their relationship in New York City.

The show portrays the life of a young couple in the 90s who are just starting out in their careers and married life. Paul is a documentary filmmaker and Jamie is a public relations specialist. Paul is a quirky and insecure person who spends most of his time worried about his work, while Jamie is a more pragmatic and down-to-earth person who is more focused on their relationship, their home and their lives together. Together, they manage to make it work despite their differences.

Throughout the show's run, viewers watch as Paul and Jamie face various challenges that test the strength of their relationship. From their professional challenges to their personal struggles, the show portrays the ups and downs of married life in a realistic and sometimes humorous way. One of the recurring themes of the show is the couple's inability to have children, which serves as a source of tension and eventually leads to them adopting a daughter.

The show's supporting cast includes Jamie's sister Lisa, played by Anne Ramsay, and her best friend Fran, played by Leila Kenzle. They both play an integral part in the couple's lives, often providing balance and a sounding board for their problems. Another important character is Paul's friend, Mark, played by John Pankow, who serves as a comedic counterpoint to the more serious aspects of the show.

The show is known for its witty humor, well-developed characters, and relatable storylines. Many of the episodes revolve around themes that are universal to marriages and relationships, such as jealousy, trust, and communication. The show's writing is particularly notable for its realism, avoiding the cliche plotlines that are common in many romantic sitcoms. The show also tackles serious issues such as infertility, adoption, and aging in a sensitive and insightful way.

One of the show's most notable strengths is the chemistry between Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt. The two have an undeniable on-screen spark that makes the audience believe in their relationship, no matter what obstacles they face. The show's longevity is testament to the enduring popularity of this dynamic duo, whose portrayal of a modern couple stands the test of time.

In addition, the show's format was innovative for its time, with many episodes using a non-linear narrative structure that would alternate between present-day scenes and those from the past. This technique allowed the show to explore the couple's history and background, giving viewers a more in-depth understanding of their relationship.

Overall, Mad About You is a show that remains relevant and entertaining to this day. Its blend of humor, heart, and realism make it a classic romantic sitcom that will continue to capture the hearts of viewers for years to come. Whether you're a fan of classic sitcoms or romantic comedies, Mad About You is a show that is not to be missed.

Mad About You is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (165 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 1992.

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The Final Frontier (2)
22. The Final Frontier (2)
May 24, 1999
Mabel's first real film is a biography, looking back at her family's twisted history.
The Final Frontier (1)
21. The Final Frontier (1)
May 24, 1999
Mabel's first real film is a biography, looking back at her family's twisted history.
The Dirty Little Secret
20. The Dirty Little Secret
May 17, 1999
When Debbie compiles Buchman and Stemple family trees, she learns that Paul and Jamie are actually cousins.
Paved with Good Intentions
19. Paved with Good Intentions
May 13, 1999
Paul accidentally runs over Jamie's mother. While she is in the hospital, her estranged husband visits.
Stealing Burt's Car
18. Stealing Burt's Car
May 10, 1999
Ira finds a note in some old pants that remind him of a date made twenty years ago but he doesn't remember with whom. Paul and Jamie steal Burt's decrepit car so they can ditch it, since he won't sell it.
Separate Beds
17. Separate Beds
May 3, 1999
Paul and Jamie discover the extra comfort of sleeping apart. Marvin is wrestling part time and Ira becomes his manager.
Millennium Bug
16. Millennium Bug
April 26, 1999
Jamie's dress is ruined by a dry cleaner who is unwilling to make restitution. Paul has a dream where Einstein gives him a partial solution to the millennium bug. He needs to have the dream again, so he can get the rest of the solution.
Murray at the Dog Show
15. Murray at the Dog Show
April 26, 1999
Sheila declares Paul and Jamie cured. However, Murray is still traumatized by the earlier puma attack, so Paul and Jamie enter him in a dog show.
Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School
14. Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School
March 1, 1999
Uncle Phil goes back to high school. Lisa gets breast implants.
Virtual Reality II
13. Virtual Reality II
February 22, 1999
The couple learns that Jamie will be in bed with Mark McGwire via virtual reality.
Valentine's Day
12. Valentine's Day
February 8, 1999
Paul and Jamie spend an unsettling trial night in the suburbs.
The Honeymoon
11. The Honeymoon
January 25, 1999
Dr. Lee helps Paul and Jamie get away to a much-anticipated honeymoon while Lisa cares for Murray.
Win a Free Car
10. Win a Free Car
January 18, 1999
To save the store, Ira plans to give away a car to the person who keeps their hand on it the longest. Since he can't afford it, he wants all of the contestants to be ringers.
Farmer Buchman
9. Farmer Buchman
January 11, 1999
Mr. Wicker goes out of town and asks Paul and Jamie to tend his rooftop garden. Mabel loves another baby's rare toy.
The Buried Fight
8. The Buried Fight
December 14, 1998
When Paul inadvertently injures Hal, he hires the nurse who attended to him after his tonsil removal. Jamie hates her, which leads to a fight. To end the argument, Hal suggests the British tradition of burying the fight.
The Thanksgiving Show
7. The Thanksgiving Show
November 24, 1998
Jamie and Paul have a full house for Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, Mabel may be allergic.
Weekend in L.A.
6. Weekend in L.A.
November 17, 1998
Paul and Jamie go to L.A. to try to get superagent Gardner Malloy to represent him. The life of luxury makes them reluctant to go back.
The Silent Show
5. The Silent Show
November 10, 1998
To help their communication problems, Dr. Sheila recommends that Paul and Jamie not talk to each other for the rest of the day.
There's a Puma in the Kitchen
4. There's a Puma in the Kitchen
November 3, 1998
To satisfy her need to mother, Lisa adopts a cat with attitude. Jamie learns the benefits of a "nooner."
Tragedy Plus Time
3. Tragedy Plus Time
October 27, 1998
Jamie's ex-boyfriend dies and leaves everything to her. Debbie has second thoughts about marrying Joan.
A Pain in the Neck
2. A Pain in the Neck
September 29, 1998
When Paul gets his tonsils taken out, his pretty nurse makes Jamie jealous. Meanwhile, Mabel says her first word.
Season Opener
1. Season Opener
September 22, 1998
Paul tries Viagra and spends the day hiding the obvious effects while he searches for Jamie, who is stuck on the streets of New York wearing nothing alse then a towel.
Where to Watch Mad About You
Mad About You is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mad About You on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 1992
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (24,904)