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The more effective moments are the dramatic ones between Abby and Jake. What makes a marriage work, and what sacrifices are worth its maintenance and upkeep, are plumbed here with surprising dexterity.
Weirdly, the show is at its best when it's at its nastiest, in its most cruel and cutting fight scenes. If I'm gonna watch a show about people getting divorced, I want to really get how divorce-y everything is.
[It] is about a lot more than divorce. It is, along with the raunch, the flinty outlook, the War of the Roses echoes, and the fun, also about the pull of marriage. Thanks to the aforementioned fine performances, it's a guide that entices.
With [it] emerging as such a polished product, Bravo becomes the latest network to deliver, at least creatively speaking, on its first dramatic at-bat, with the bonus that the series remains squarely within its demographic wheelhouse.
Significant parts of Guide will remind you of past dramas about women in their 40s who are suddenly "out there" again. But it has its own sense of humor and hurt, all of which Edelstein conveys nicely.
[It] reads, feels, looks and smells just like one of the Housewives series. Despite the fact that it has moments of humor and credible drama, it simply tries too hard and is too narrowly focused on people you wouldn't want to spent 10 minutes with.
Maybe the problem is that GGTD exists in that tenuous place where serious marriage drama and breezy buddy comedy meet up, air-kiss, and exchange plastic surgeons' numbers. The tone changes so abruptly, what's meant to be funny comes off as bitter.