27 September 2017 | nickjf
An incredible hidden gem. This short comedy will surely delight you.
I cannot believe I stumbled on such a hilarious show that I had never heard of. For something so brief that it should feel like a web short or skit, it actually has the feel of a very well made and acted dry comedy. I adore that the show doesn't waste time dropping terrible jokes every couple of lines that are worthy only of canned laughter. Instead, there are one or two truly belly-laugh-out-loud moment every episode. It is so refreshing and so much more fulfilling to have these sincere, high- quality bouts of raucous laughter than a handful of feigned, forced chuckles that most TV comedies painfully extract in their race-to-the- bottom to capture impatient, low-brow viewers with cheap throw-away jokes and bathroom humor these days.
That being said, the show is certainly not bashful about or short on bathroom and bedroom humor; indeed, it is the root of the humor in most of the episodes. But amazingly enough, for reasons I can't quite elucidate, the humor just absolutely, unfailingly, and consistently works and doesn't come off as crass or juvenile. There is just something about how real the humor is played that makes the viewer think "Ohmagosh! I could totally see that actually happening!"
Despite the short season and short episodes, you will quickly develop sympathies and affinities for all of the characters, who you will be rooting for in overlapping and conflicting ways. This is the true brilliance of the writing and acting, in that each character, despite blatant, glaring flaws, is made very human, and so is hard to completely write off, ignore, or root against. The lack of clear protagonist/antagonist relationships, the gray areas of modern love and life, and the persistent defeats and triumphs of trying to make it one step forward in the contemporary digital-urban landscape are so perfectly grasped by the show that the only thing the viewer will be left wanting is another season of equally thoughtful and well-executed content not ground into drivel and sold out to the mainstream masses.
If this gives the description the show is somehow elitist or inaccessible, it is not; "All Wrong" is simply a rare gem of top-notch writing, acting, and production in a sea of mass-produced repetitiveness. While the tropes it handles are not unique, its treatment of them is divine, enabling the show to not only get away with a plethora of raunchiness, but to thrive on it.
Overall, I give the show a 9/10 because perfect 10s don't exist; there's always room for improvement.