The weirdest thing about The Marriage Ref is that I knew a lot of people who were unironically excited for it. People who are very invested in television, who usually have great taste in not only TV but comedy as well, looked at those promos and were like "that looks funny." So weird. That must be the Jerry Seinfeld nostalgia that NBC is counting on at work there, because if you take the fact that Seinfeld was a good show out of the equation The Marriage Ref is pretty undeniably terrible.
I am highly skeptical of anything on ABC Family. While I have never actually watched an episode of Wildfire, something tells me I would not like it, because I am not a 13-year-old girl. Granted, there are a few syndicated shows there that I will admit to having watched in the past, but my point is that ABC Family shows are cute and family-friendly and more or less harmless. (Although as a parent I would look askance at certain episodes of Smallville.) So why the hell do I like The Middleman so much?