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An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

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An exciting offer draws Maura to Tel Aviv. Hoping for a fresh start, Shelly sells her condo and shacks up with Josh. Grappling with their family's weird intimacy issues, Sarah, Ali, and...


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The Pfeffermans escape their problems on land by taking a cruise together. Though the clan spends most of the cruise apart - venturing on their own journeys of self discovery - they ...


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 Maura Pfefferman (41 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Ali Pfefferman / ... (41 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Sarah Pfefferman (41 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Josh Pfefferman (41 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Len Novak / ... (28 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Raquel Fein (25 episodes, 2014-2017)
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An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

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The L.A. backdrop of the show is a Los Angeles not typically portrayed in films or media, but rather an authentic L.A. featuring Silver Lake and Echo Park neighborhoods. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Ray Liotta/Amy Landecker/Grizfolk (2016) See more »

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Every character is the scriptwriter's surrogate
8 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

The real problem with this show is the writing. Every single character is a projection of the writer's self onto the screen. Why is that a big issue? Because it blocks the immersion, and therefore, takes away all the potential fun. Someone might say "but the characters are all different!". Of course they are, but they are behaving according to a very specific set of rules: right out of post-modernist feminist handbooks. The spectator will find every kind of clichéd imaginable out of bourgeoisie delusions' about how gender is "constructed", often taken straight from John Money's theories and experiments and philosophers' such as Foucault. It really bothers me when the political affiliation of the writer is so evident that I can identify the political intention she had in mind when writing any given character. Writing should come from your guts, a great writer once said, otherwise it's phony. Writing shouldn't conform to you political sympathies or your inner guilt for having had a middle-class upbringing. I really like Jeffrey Tambor, though. I'm sure this show is an exercise of acting for him, in spite of the awful dialogue. I wonder if he realized he would be a mere foil to all of the others author's surrogates… It's okay to find alter egos of the writer when the writer himself is a part of the show. 30 Rock did this amazingly, and so did Curb your Enthusiasm. But Tina Fey and Larry David are incredibly able creative minds, and they won't hesitate to sacrifice their political views for a joke: they'll do everything to achieve the punchline, they won't distort the punchline in order to conform it to liberal views of the world or political correctness ("political correctness" is anything that was corrected to a given political dogma, be it the right or the left). To summarize, that's what bothers me the most on this show: every character line was written in such a way that they seem lifeless, they seem to be puppets that conform to the way the writer imagined the world to function. Unfortunately, writing for TV is different from writing your own diary and creating characters that fulfill your inner need for order in a chaotic world. This is why I really dislike this show.


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