Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica -- The Complete First Season (2004) By now, Newlyweds ' voyeuristic take on the celebrity couple's first year of marriage is no secret guilty pleasure. But the inside story of two…
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Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica -- The Complete First Season (2004)

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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 14, 2004; DVD Release Date: Dec 14, 2004; With: Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

By now, Newlyweds' voyeuristic take on the celebrity couple's first year of marriage is no secret guilty pleasure. But the inside story of two rich and beautiful stars who actually don't have it all figured out only grows more marvelously madcap with familiarity (once again, with feeling: ''Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish?'').

EXTRAS In case you need help recalling all of the season's bits of skewed wisdom (''Twenty-three is old. It's almost 25, which is almost mid-20s''), a special feature strings them together for easy viewing — and to be fair, there's a survey of Nick's quirks, too. (He sure likes to carry his bride over the shoulder, caveman-style!) Interviews where the pair chronicle their lives from the moment they met can grow tedious, but hopelessly devoted fans will enjoy their bios and music videos. At the end of the day (as Nick would say), watching these two remain lovey-dovey while tackling life's tough questions (should they hire a decorator or not?) is a hilarious, heartwarming pleasure.

Originally posted Dec 13, 2004 Published in issue #797 Dec 17, 2004 Order article reprints