11 July 2016 | mary-18304
Can't Wait to See the Rest of It
This pilot was riveting from the first moment. The writing is tight and intelligent. The plot jumps back and forth between the past and the present, but at least so far it isn't hard to follow. The show does a great job of grabbing your interest right away by introducing a whip-smart, funny female protagonist who really doesn't seem like she could be one of the cool kids, but somehow she becomes one. There's constant waiting for the other shoe to drop, as you learn pretty early on that something went terribly wrong between these kids' teen years and their thirties, but you don't know what. Meanwhile, they're all real people with real-life problems, sometimes portrayed in a heartbreaking way, but always honestly. Some things have just evolved naturally, and it's already fascinating to see the contrast between their teenage expectations and their adult lives. Can't wait to see more!