Avant-Guardians, directed by Clarence Williams IV, stars Alesia Etinoff as Razz, a heavenly helper whose human charge has seen better days. After he ends up in the hospital, Razz is ordered to sit down with an angelic shrink portrayed by Zainab Johnson. Each episode shows a piece of the conversation between the two leads. In the premiere, they attempt to unpack the unsavory nickname Razz has bestowed upon her human: Creepy Charlie.
Avant-Guardians isn't just a satirical take on It's A Wonderful Life; it's also a smart exploration of the way attitudes shift across generational lines. Etinoff shapes Razz as a "millennial angel" of sorts.