Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. ... See full summary »
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 Tom Chadwick (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Pete Stupples (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Bea Chadwick & Monkey / ... (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Kitty Chadwick (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Mr. Pfister (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Al Chadwick (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Keith Chadwick (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Luba Chadwick (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Sgt. Ray Biggins / ... (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Rick Tillman (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Julie Fenneman (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Dave Chadwick / ... (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Mike Morton (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Ally Keele (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Race Track Announcer / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Princess ('The Plantagenets') (2 episodes, 2013)
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 W.P.C. Sharon Bullivant / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Sherlock Holmes ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier') (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Dr. Watson ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier') (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Chitra ('There Goes the Neighborhood') / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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 P.C. Garry Dawson / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. Unsure of his identity, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters as well as a growing sense of who he and his real family are. Written by HBO

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Finding himself. One relative at a time.

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Includes several cast members from movies directed by Christopher Guest, including Michael McKeon, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Bob Balaban, and Jim Piddock. See more »

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Great Show!
7 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching this on Amazon and thought it was great! Very funny dry humor and exceedingly watchable acting from loads of familiar faces from the Christopher Guest pool of talent. In particular ventriloquist/actor Nina Conti is impressively hilarious.

The show has a nice quietude to it which is akin to the vibe in other Guest productions but also never loses it's comedic steam. It's got a lot of mockumentary style cringe-humor through word-play, cross-cultural fire and general quirkiness. And there is even a fairly compelling romance which takes a back seat to the main character's genealogical quest but is still a warm element of the show.

Here's hoping that HBO gets off their fat arses and makes Season 2!


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