When this series first debut on NBC, being such a massive FRIENDS fan, I could not wait to see it. Unfortunately my anticipation outweighed the reality of how it played as a broadcast show.
However after viewing the identical shows without commercial interruption, I realise the show does miror the comedic level achieved on Friends.
The supporting cast did provide a great array of characters for Matt Leblanc. When you view the shows in uninterrupted format, you appreciate the scripts and the arch of the storyline.
This is one DVD series box-set that really plays out much better than how you remember viewing it in its original format. With the insertion of the additional non aired episodes the finale comes to a true close. If you already own the entire collection of Friends and would like more comedy in the same vein as FRIENDS than this series is a great option and actually worth purchasing!