The CBS TV show Rules of Engagement explores the different aspects of the male/female relationship in a comedic light. Among other aspects of relationships, the show explores the concept that any stage of a relationship can be compared to a roller coaster ride. You have to go on the ride yourself to fully appreciate what the experience is like.
The show primarily follows two couples: Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price), who have been married for a long time, and Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich), who are engaged and living together. They are joined on the show by their single friend, Russell (David Spade) and Timmy (Adhir Kalyan), his office assistant. Many of the characters frequently meet for a meal at "The Island Diner."