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Difficult People 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2015– )
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Life is really tough for Julie and Billy, two 30-something aspiring comics living and working in New York City. While their friends and acquaintances move on to find success and love, they ... See full summary »

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Life is really tough for Julie and Billy, two 30-something aspiring comics living and working in New York City. While their friends and acquaintances move on to find success and love, they continue to struggle with careers and relationships, getting more bitter by the day. Written by Anon

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The pilot was made for USA Network, but then shopped around until Hulu bought it and gave it a full season. See more »

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Sharp, well written comedy
20 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

I went into this show knowing literally nothing about it.

The show follows two friends Billy and Julia trying to break into show business. They dislike pretty much everyone except each other and are completely narcissistic and shallow.

Both of the main characters are constantly talking trash about celebrities whom they are obviously envious of. I really enjoy how self absorbed the main characters are as I feel like it's pretty much a job requirement for a comedian or actor.

Although a lot of the jokes targeting various celebrities are funny, a lot of the humor comes from the characters dropping a joke to the wrong audience. One example is the controversial Blue Ivy joke. Billy and Julia attend a dinner party hosted by some rather square friends. Julia tells a story about posting a tweet that said She can't wait for Blue ivy to be old enough for R Kelly too pee on." Everyone at the party is offended and rather than back peddling, she continues to explain the joke further. I did find that joke to be pretty funny, but I feel like the people getting offended are failing to recognize that the joke was intended to show how socially daft the main characters are as opposed to just being offensive for the sake of being offensive. There are also a ton of great guest stars including a "Sober Magician" Named Abra Cadouglas played by Kate Mckinnon who only does magic tricks that tie into her sobriety.

This show is MA and takes full advantage of being able to say what it wants. Although it is edgy and no at times dark you really do emotionally connect to the characters.

I foresee a long run from thus show. I am very impressed with "Difficult People" so far and look forward to seeing a long run it may not have been able to have on traditional television.


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