REVIEW: Free Agents – NBC (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.)

“Free Agents” is a crooked workplace/romantic new comedy from creator John Enbom (“Party Down”) and Emmy Award-winning director Todd Holland (“Malcolm in the Middle”) based on the cult U.K. series of the same name that explores the trials and tribulations of two public relations executives on the rebound. Alex (Hank Azaria, “The Simpsons,” “Huff”) is newly divorced and can barely keep himself together while his co-worker Helen (Kathryn Hahn, “Hung”) thinks she has it together but is obsessed with her deceased fiancé and actually is falling apart. Then a drunken Alex and Helen end up in bed together, and in the resulting sober confusion, Helen decides that they should only be friends. Meanwhile Alex’s co-workers, Dan (Mo Mandel, “Love Bites,” “Modern Family”) and Gregg (Al Madrigal, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Gary, Unmarried”), and Stephen (Anthony Head, “Merlin,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) fail in their attempts to help him get back out on the dating scene. When Alex finally agrees to a date, Helen gets a little jealous, and he gets cold feet, so they end up back where they started — in a casual, intimate and beautifully awkward relationship. – NBC

73 out of 100

OK, so we were pleasantly surprised with Free Agents. It’s decent and actually made us laugh more than once.  The characters are well-cast and the writing, although a little clichéd (as the whole premise isn’t particularly new or exciting), is pretty good.  Azaria and Hahn have very good on-screen chemistry and their neuroses and insecurities make them quite relatable.  The show has an excellent pace and a very funny supporting cast that provides  a level of absurdity that brings a Denny Crane-quality to it.

That’s really it. There’s not a whole lot more to say.  Give it a shot, you’ll probably like it.

You can watch full episodes of Free Agents, here.

One comment on “REVIEW: Free Agents – NBC (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.)

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