Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NEW SHOW: A to Z: Beginning to End?

Rom-Coms are big on the programming slate this year, and the gimmick to tuning into this particular one is simple: we already know how long the main characters will date, and each episode’s title will start with the next letter in the alphabet. Simple enough, especially when you factor in that half of the fun in sitcoms is generally the will-they-or-won’t-they factor. I don't really care for the premise, but I'm checking it out purely in support of someone with whom I went to college. I think it’s too soon to see Cristin Milioti as anything other than “the mother” of How I Met Your Mother, but so far I otherwise like the characters!
A to Z "A is for Acquaintances" (S01E01): Andrew is a romantic guy's guy who idolizes his parents' relationship. [insert eye roll here.] He works for an Internet dating company that is really pushing itself to do hook-ups instead of matchmaking. [this is even worse.]

Zelda is a girly girl pro-bono lawyer who heads to the internet company to be interviewed about her experience. [but we don’t hear it!]

These two folks go for drinks after virtually stalking one another (and having their respective work friends do the same), but he starts scaring her off with talk of destiny and having seen her for the first time three years earlier. [thanks to that stalking, we know we’re in Tustin, CA, so Orange County. Oh, and Waze doesn’t exactly work like that, but okay.] She eventually relents and admits that he did, and we learn that they will date for 8 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, and 1 hour. [and then they’ll get engaged??]
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