Zohar wrote:As you said, it's not a past relationship, so I think this situation is different. And BTW speising, just because it's a comedy doesn't mean we should expect less from the characters.
Anyway, I haven't seen a ton yet, probably less than ten episodes, but I don't recall him complaining too much about his wife. Might be more later.
Frasier and Lilith get on reasonably well - it's the other characters who have a problem with her. Yes, he mentions their break-up in the first episode (as a way of resolving their relationship from Cheers) but they're at least cordial in person he's generally got other things on his mind when she's not in town. It's Niles who keeps talking about his (current) wife (who gets mentioned in practically every episode of the first few seasons, but never appears).