Oh. My. God. I watched the first episode, and I can’t decide between two options:
- Is it the slowest comedy in existence?
- Is it the longest skit with no end?
Don’t get me wrong, there are some funny bits. In fact, there are about six mildly amusing conversations, where you expect every other phrase to be, “I know, right?”.
Okay, quick recap. June and Oscar are married, have been for 13 years, and it’s itchy time. Every year they go up to a lake house, and this year, June thinks they should mix it up, tend the garden, keep working at it, some other cliché I’m probably forgetting that they didn’t miss, and go skiing instead. Except the funniest scene is them getting there and June getting out of car, leading to her freaking about how cold it is. Yep, that’s it.
The other scenes are mildly amusing, but really, who cares? Not me. I predicted cancellation based on the description alone, and honestly, now that I’ve watched an episode, I can’t figure out how it was greenlit, even on Amazon. Definitely can’t see them doing a second season. CANCELLED.
June is played by Maya Rudolph and Oscar is played by Fred Armisen, both from Saturday Night Live. Perhaps that’s part of the reason I feel like it is a skit with no ending. I don’t know. There’s NO SHOW. Maybe episodes will be them trying something different each week, I don’t know. Oscar likes skiing, Maya hates it. Maya likes to drink, and some guy is hitting on her. Maybe either one will lead to something in future episodes, I don’t know. Either way, I’m out.