A comedy about middle-aged Eddie and Joy, who are on day 8,743 of their marriage and have the battle scars to prove it. Their new next-door neighbors are young newlyweds Steph and Jeff - idealistic, passionate, adorable and married for all of 12 days.
It's a show about new marriage versus old marriage, about keeping the romance alive - or at least staying together so you have someone to drive you to the hospital for your operations. Eddie is a cynical realist who considers himself an expert on most topics. A high school history teacher, he's learned well the lessons of history and applies the basic principles to his marriage: all fights are about power, land and resources - and women love to kill fun.
A veteran of the marriage wars, Eddie freely gives his advice to the younger, idealistic Jeff, who's the new Vice Principal at Eddie's school. Of course, Eddie's little secret all along is that he loves Joy more than anything. And however brash and sardonic Joy herself appears, she loves Eddie right back.
Joy is suspicious when Eddie makes a point of notifying Kenny that "Joy's in the car" when he receives a phone call over the car system. She makes a concerted effort to discover what he's hiding from her, diving deeper into Eddie's dissembling than she really intended.