Sep 28, 2010

The King of Queens: A Mirror of Our Lives

My wife and I make it a point to watch The King of Queens whenever we can. We are approximately the same age as the two main characters, Doug and Carrie Heffernan. The two of us have also had many similar experiences in our marriage.

Doug is played by the actor Kevin James and Carrie is portrayed by Leah Remini. These are both stars we have enjoyed in other shows and movies as well.

We can relate to the interaction between Doug and Carrie in almost every episode, as many young couples probably can too. At times they seem incompatible and it causes temporary stress for them. However, they always seem to find common ground and realize they are meant for each other.

The perceived incompatibility is what creates some the funniest moments in the show. Doug's love of sports and somewhat carefree attitude often clashes with Carrie and her interests.

Our favorite episode involves a problem they have with their annoying next-door neighbors that build a pool. Carrie is furious when she later discovers Doug has actually been swimming there behind her back.

Unfortunately the show ended regular production in 2007. Luckily several reruns of The King of Queens are shown daily. direct tv in texas gives us the option to search for air times and then watch it when we want.

The Author of this post is Rory Reilly

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