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Binge Watch Alert: Amazon Comedy ‘Catastrophe’ Launches Today

18 June 2015 4:09 PM, PDT

It was supposed to be a one-week stand: an American in London for a  business trip meets an Irish schoolteacher in a bar, they throw caution to the wind – 25 times in seven days. Roughly two condoms are deployed.

Then “catastrophe” strikes, and suddenly two strangers are dropped into instant coupledom. 

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney created and star in this “gloves off comedy” that’s pulling in raves from both the U.K. and the U.S..

Vulture has called it “the TV rom-com we’ve been waiting for.” Rolling Stone described it as “genuine and terrifically astute.” And from Flavorwire: an “effortlessly charming” series with “a mixture of pessimism and optimism that deftly work together to boost the humor.“

The impetus behind the show sprang from Delaney and Horgan’s belief that while marriage provides great, fascinating story fodder, “the usual sitcom tropes about nagging wives and feckless husbands are the exact opposite, »

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