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'Another Period': EW review

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Comedy Central

Another Period

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
Paget Brewster, Christina Hendricks, Natasha Leggero
Comedy Central

We gave it a B+

Downton Abbey meets Keeping Up With the Kardashians on this agreeably goofy mockumentary, a mash-up parody created, written, and executive-produced by its stars—Natasha Leggero, frequent Chelsea Lately guest, and Riki Lindhome, one half of comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates. (She’s Garfunkel.) Together they play Lillian and Beatrice, bored socialite sisters at the turn of the century. Both Leggero and Lindhome are talented comedians who’ve been waiting too long for a worthy TV platform. And while Another Period sometimes leans too heavily on “It’s 1902!” gags (“People are living into their 50s these days!”), it’s buoyed by an absurdist sensibility, genuinely surprising jokes, and a strong cast that includes Michael Ian Black as a snooty butler, David Wain as an idle husband, and Christina Hendricks as a new servant named Celine…until the sisters decide to make everyone call her “Chair.” B+