Alex, Inc. (2018)
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Fans of 'Scrubs' might remember Braff narrating each episode...and he does the same thing here. Hey, if the premise worked once why not do it again? Because it's old and stale, that's why. Very 90's.
The storyline isn't fresh either. A guy gets sick of working at his corporate job and decides to venture out on his own ~ deceiving his wife in the process. Honestly can't recommend this show, or give it more than 3*.
The story: not worth a synopsis. Family man starts his own company at 37. Wife & two kids blah blah....
It was surprising to see how incredibly bad an actor Zach Braff is. Makes one wonder how he pulled off scrubs.
If they had at least put some effort into making it feel organic. Ever looked at those great sitcoms. They all felt somewhat real. This doesn't. It's almost worse than Youtube originals.
This is based on Alex Blumberg's book on his podcast startup process. It may be only a few years old but it feels like another era. It's hard to make podcasting as something edgy in present day. They are better off setting this five to ten years earlier. It's a wacky network sitcom and it matters how the workplace is presented. As for the cast, I love Braff ever since Srubs and I like the interracial family. Otherwise, there isn't much else and it's mercifully canceled after ten episodes.
Horrible casting and the script (OMG) was horrible. I hope i'm wrong but this really sucks because i really like Zach. He's a funny guy but he can't be in a specific setting especially this one.
His part in this show, Ben, is much more lighthearted (obviously), and even silly, but that just shows at such a young age that he already has such range in his acting.
The show was amusing, and I hope it gets a chance to find its footing. I know one thing, for sure: we haven't seen the last of Elisha.
P.S. The song at the end when they drive into the airport is Joshua Radin. Which was played all throughout Scrubs. If you know anything about Zach Braff, you will know that it's no coincidence.
The show is about a family guy (Alex Schuman) who decides to leave his job and become his own boss. Ironically, his 3-person office is located in a shared space, so he has to obey the rules of the building.
All of the main actors--portraying his wife, his kids, and his two coworkers--are capable and enjoyable. I think Hillary Anne Matthews, who plays Deirdre, the quirky assistant, is a hoot.
Episode two had me laughing out loud a few times. In one part, Alex mentions that he is really good at improv, then proceeds to break the first rule of improv (Always agree with whatever your improv partner has created), with funny results.
This show is not edgy or complicated. It is just humorous, though you may find a moral or two within its narrative.