5 June 2019 | robertemerald
Character driven light comedy
HBO does this sort of thing really well. They take slightly unbalanced characters, exaggerate their challenges and flaws, and present a very honest version of reality. Enlightened comes to mind, particularly in the comparison to the lead in that show, whom is unaware to a large extent of how she is upsetting others. That formula is carried over here as well. Awkwardness and vulnerability around relationships and sex, such as in Insecure, is also here. It's not as funny as Silicon Valley, and is probably closer to Curb Your Enthusiasm, certainly will remind people of Extras, but it trundles along amiably, is a great insight into femininity, makes a great play of the Brits in LA, has many amusing situations, and, with its all-star cast, is certainly some sort of delightful.