Comedy Central
Hillary Busis
June 23, 2015 AT 01:45 PM EDT

Another Period

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
seasons
1
performer
Paget Brewster, Christina Hendricks, Natasha Leggero
broadcaster
Comedy Central
genre
Comedy

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+

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