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  • Atypical
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    Airtime: Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central, beginning June 23

    Cast: Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome, Michael Ian Black, Christina Hendricks, David Wain, & Jason Ritter

    Creators: Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome

    Reviews upcoming.

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    Hollywood Reporter’s review:

    “Another Period”: TV Review

    10:38 AM PDT 6/19/2015 by Whitney Matheson

    The
    Bottom Line
    : An absurd,
    bawdy version of “Downton Abbey.”

    Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome and an ensemble cast
    parody corset-heavy period dramas.

    From “Vikings” to “Manhattan” to “Halt and Catch Fire,”
    it’s a hot ‘n’ heavy time for period dramas. Comedy Central’s latest, a
    well-timed period parody, mixes corsets and classism with some old-fashioned
    sex and silliness.

    Fittingly titled “Another Period,” the show follows the
    prestigious Bellacourt family, a clan of wealthy fools living in Rhode Island
    during the Gilded Age. Comedians Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome—who also
    created and wrote the series together—star as self-absorbed sisters Lillian and
    Beatrice. While Lillian dreams of fame and divorce, Beatrice longs for the day
    she and her brother/secret lover (Jason Ritter) can live happily ever after.

    The ensemble cast also includes David Koechner as
    patriarch Commodore Bellacourt; Paget Brewster as his wife, Dodo; and Lauren
    Ash as Hortense, the brainy sister mocked for her ambition and unseemly “face
    windows.” David Wain and Brian Huskey play the husbands of Lillian and
    Beatrice, though they’re far more interested in groping each other.

    As for the “downstairs” characters—yep, this house is
    divided, “Downton Abbey”-style—many viewers will recognize Michael Ian Black,
    Brett Gelman, and “Mad Men”’s Christina Hendricks, who plays a mysterious maid
    named “Chair.”

    Laughs come from all angles here, though particularly
    memorable gags crank up the raunchiness (one scene shows the Bellacourts
    engaging in boring “procreation sex”) and absurdity, like when the gang gulps
    down too much “cocaine wine” or an anxious butler exclaims, “My god, that’s the
    custard bell!”

    In addition to the generous ensemble, “Another Period” is
    loaded with comedy cameos. In the pilot, Tom Lennon pops up along with “The
    Office”’s Kate Flannery, who plays a frustrated Annie Sullivan to Shoshannah
    Stern’s version of Helen Keller. And though each actor brings his/her own
    steamer trunk of talent to the mix, the standout is Leggero, a confident
    performer who has deserved a breakout TV project for so long that it’s no
    wonder she decided to make one herself.

    A show like this one doesn’t necessarily need to spend
    time on character development, but “Another Period” does, even throwing in a
    cliffhanger or two. And sure, some could find traces of social commentary in
    the dialogue, like when Beatrice acts dumb in front of a man or Lillian
    wonders, “If women can vote, who’s next? Horses? Tulips?”

    But this series doesn’t want our analysis. Heck, it
    doesn’t even want to transport us back in time. At the end of the half-hour, “Another
    Period” just wants to make us laugh at merkin jokes and “lawn-boating” and
    people named Chair.

    And on those counts, I’d say it does very well indeed.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/period-tv-review-803674

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    Atypical
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    Very funny pilot. It’s humor wavelength won’t be for everyone, but I personally love the “Downton Abbey” spoofing mixed with the modern flourishes. And poor Christina Hendricks. I’ll never grow tired of “Chair” lol.

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    Boidiva02
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    I really liked the pilot. It was superb. I can’t wait for future episodes… A very smart, unique series.

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    Atypical
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    Episode Title: “Divorce”

    Synopsis: Frederick and Garfield both fall victim to Pussy Van Anderstein’s
    powerful charms; Lillian learns that divorce is in vogue and concocts a
    scheme to procure one for herself.

    Discuss.

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