A wise woman once said, “If you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it.”
And on NBC’s Marry Me, which debuted Tuesday, our protagonist Annie has really taken that to heart.
Played by Happy Endings‘ Casey Wilson, Annie’s is more than a little antsy to be engaged to longtime boyfriend Jake (Veronica Mars‘ Ken Marino), a point she makes quite clear after Jake doesn’t propose on their luxurious vacation… or so Annie thinks. Completely oblivious to the fact that Jake is on bended knee behind her, Annie goes on a cringe-inducing rant once the pair returns home, criticizing all of their friends and family — including Jake’s mom. (Gasp!)
Once Jake gets Annie to turn around — and the loved ones that Annie just skewered come out from their surprise-party hiding spots — Jake decides he doesn’t want to be engaged, at least not to this version of Annie, and not for a few more days. And as we learn through flashbacks, Annie has always had a knack for stealing the relationship spotlight in a number of awkward ways. Hypocritically reprimanding Jake for eating at a Mexican restaurant that she frequents herself? Check. Fumbling her way through the first “I love you”s? Check.
Annie’s streak continues when she tries to surprise Jake with her own proposal at his office — but it only ends up getting him fired for lying about vacation time. Oops.
Throughout the series premiere, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that Jake and Annie aren’t meant to be, something the couple acknowledges when a few bad omens get in their way. But by episode’s end, Annie sees the error of her ways — mostly — and she and Jake are able to celebrate their successful engagement with their closest friends and family. (Who forgive Annie remarkably quickly, might I add!)
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