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'Casual': EW review

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Casual

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
seasons:
2
run date:
10/07/15
performer:
Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr, Frances Conroy, Patrick Heusinger
broadcaster:
Hulu
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

You might recognize Michaela Watkins as the scene-stealer from Enlightened and the Wet Hot American Summer series, known for her darkly funny, tough-talking characters. On this melancholy half-hour comedy, she’s on brand as recent divorcée Valerie, a therapist living with her brother Alex (Tommy Dewey), who cofounded a dating site but can’t make any relationship last. While they struggle through bad dates, the pilot’s take on these lovable downers is a bit of a downer itself, but the second half hour sharpens its wit, promising better episodes to come. The siblings’ harsh judgments of others are particularly funny. Here’s Valerie on why she can’t date one potential suitor: “His favorite movie is Underworld.” B

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