Two young couples, unable to afford a house of their own, decide to share a mortgage and live under the same roof
Paul and Marsha Hatfield have been living with his mother since they got married and they dream of having a house of their own - but they can't afford it. Murray and Diana are unmarried and would like to live in their own home as well but they have the same, frustrating dilemma. When the two couples discuss the situation they decide to pool their resources and buy a house together. The financial partnership seems to have solved both their problems but the living arrangements prove to be less successful as Paul and Murray are total opposites!
Our Review: This comedy had the writers' signature stamped all over it and made it an instant hit with 15 million viewers in its first series. Two mismatched couples whose views, opinions and lifestyles are totally contrasting are forced to share because of the rising cost of buying a house. Despite the comedy being about two couples, the male characters would be the main protagonists and the cause of the disharmony.