A to Z
- TV Series
A chronicle of Andrew and Zelda's relationship, which lasts for eight months, three weeks, five days, and one hour.A chronicle of Andrew and Zelda's relationship, which lasts for eight months, three weeks, five days, and one hour.A chronicle of Andrew and Zelda's relationship, which lasts for eight months, three weeks, five days, and one hour.
But over time my feelings changed. While Marry Me was a conventional sitcom where no one changes, A to Z really grappled with what it means to be in a serious relationship, portraying with humor and intelligence the sort of issues that can come up when you're in love but still unsure where things are headed.
The show also got funnier as it went along, primarily because of the increased role of the non-friend office characters. It's a shame it was cancelled.
My original review: I've seen two episodes so far, and I'm enjoying the show, which is funny and sweet. The weakest aspect is the guy's side-kick, because while the character is being portrayed as girl-obsessed and smarmy, he actually comes across to me as possibly gay. I'm not saying the actor is gay, but he seems like an odd casting choice unless they're planning a future episode where it turns out his obsession with women is just him overcompensating.
I also feel the show's little premise is trying so hard to be clever that it's gone all the way round to dumb. Each show begins with this thing about how this couple dated for such and such a time, and this is the comprehensive story of their relationship. I think they think this means that they're leaving it up in the air whether they break up or get married, but comprehensive relationship would include marriage so by the logic of the statement they will definitely break up in the amount of time specified. There is certainly a more elegant way to have phrased it, but it's too late now.
- Jul 15, 2021