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A to Z

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A TO Z Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti
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A to Z

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Ben Feldman, Cristin Milioti
Romantic Comedy

We gave it a B

Technology may be the only thing that grounds this series in 2014. Yes, the couple connect through Facebook and Tinder, but they don’t seem to know how online dating works. Andrew (Ben Feldman) even meets Zelda (Cristin Milioti) through his job at an online dating service on A to Z (NBC), a quirky meet-cute that charts their relationship from beginning to end. Yet they’re introduced when the site accidentally sets up Zelda with a woman — a mistake that’s virtually impossible in real life, since profiles include photos and simple Google stalking can tell you the rest. It doesn’t help that A to Z‘s cultural references will be lost on anyone under 30: Andrew believes in destiny, because he’s obsessed with Back to the Future and Celine Dion songs. That’s a shame, since the writing can be smart and Feldman shows a real gift for playing neurotics whose grand flourishes will strike women as either romantic or totally creepy. When he was Ginsberg on Mad Men, that meant cutting off his nipple. It’s just as unsettling here to listen to him sing ”My Heart Will Go On.” B