Save My Marriage – Can A Marriage Rescue You From The Pains Of Separation?

Fresh off his highly successful stint on the popular reality show “Bar Rescue”, Jon Taffer now turns his focus to other couples on the brink of breaking up and utilizes his unique approach to assist them repair their relationship. Unlike many relationship counselors, Taffer employs a more all-encompassing approach that examines not only how broken a relationship might be but also focuses on repairing the fundamental problems at hand. Instead of simply pointing out what the couple has done wrong, Taffer directs them towards practical steps they can take to solve their problems without resorting to separation. From his experience on “Bar Rescue”, he knows how difficult it is to overcome a myriad of complicated issues brought about by incompatible lifestyles, and he strives to give the couples in his life guidance and helpful advice instead of suggesting they should separate.

In his new show, Taffer teams up with local expert Dr. Kate Trevean, a psychologist who has been hired by the show to perform marriage rescue therapy in the form of a new show. Although it is unclear whether she will take on the role as a full-fledged psychologist or if this will be part of her job as a marriage counselor, her presence provides fresh hope to desperate couples whose relationships are circling down the drain. Both of them share a common interest in helping couples who are in distress, and both of them bring valuable practical input to the table. This, in turn, helps the couple to realize the real problem within their marriage, and it leads them on the path towards recovery.

The new show features the hilarious dynamic between Trevean and Jon Taffer, the former marriage counselor who had a stint in rehab. Jon is clearly the more outgoing of the two, but he has a tendency to get side-tracked when things get serious. When he starts to feel that he may have made a mistake in his first marriage counseling session by not putting in place better habits, he feels his chance for recovery slipping away. The chemistry between the two works excellently, as the audience gets to see how well they gel as friends. The chemistry between the actors shines through in this first episode, and the chemistry between the director and actors is excellent, making watching the show worthwhile.

Following the successful conclusion of the first season, Jon Taffer returns to the world of television where he will star as himself in a new comedy series, titled, appropriately enough, “My Wife’s Secret Life”. The premise of the new series is simple enough: as a marriage is in trouble, Jon has to use his knowledge and experience from his previous shows in order to save the marriage. A secret of his is uncovered, and he must go to extremes to cover it up, all while struggling with his own demons. Though the premise sounds somewhat sappy and corny, the writing is funny and intelligent. With an all star cast, the new series promises great comedy, with topical relevance. Jon Taffer returns as himself in all of his scenes, and though he may be rather old and slapstick by the standards of today’s television sitcom, the funnyman’s sense of humor is still on display.

The second season of Save My Marriage Rescue features a variety of guest stars, all of which are funny in their own right. Two of the major characters, Karen Gaffney and Michael Chiklis, have stellar careers on television, so it’s not easy to feel left out by their presence. Additionally, Amy Grant, Dan Butler, and David Strathairn have also had substantial guest acting appearances, and their chemistry with the other characters is always refreshing and entertaining. The supporting cast, which also includes Rosemary Clooney and Ben Kingsley, provides a few interesting faces in this otherwise familiar soap opera.

Hopefully, the writers of Save My Marriage Rescue realize the pitfalls that many married couples fall into and take steps to ensure that their story will be one of the few to survive these pitfalls. Couples who stay together are usually those who are lucky, but not this one. But, if you do survive, at least you’ll have some fun along the way!