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The cruel years
on May 27, 2008
When this series started, it was a fun look at a quirky family whose members were sometimes crazy but always lovable. By Season 7, Doug had turned into a selfish little boy and Carrie was just as selfish, but also cruel. In this season, it doesn't seem like they care for each other anymore, and the viewer is left to wonder why they even live in the same house. As a family unit, they were no longer believable. In real life, Kevin James had lost weight and Leah Remini was still recovering from pregnancy. But on the show, Carrie relentlessly criticizes Doug for being fat. The writers needed to recognize reality, move on, or quit. We did enjoy the development of supporting characters, but as far as Doug and Carrie's marriage is concerned, it just isn't working anymore.