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Togetherness 

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Follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams.
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2016   2015  
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Series cast summary:
Mark Duplass ...  Brett Pierson 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Melanie Lynskey ...  Michelle Pierson 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Amanda Peet ...  Tina Morris 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Steve Zissis ...  Alex Pappas 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Abby Ryder Fortson ...  Sophie Pierson 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Peter Gallagher ...  Larry 9 episodes, 2015-2016
John Ortiz ...  David 7 episodes, 2015-2016
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Follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams.

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Bring it in. (Season 2) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, and Steve Zissis all attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans LA. Although all three were in school together, they were all in different graduating classes. See more »

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Referenced in Tosh.0: Pee Lady (2016) See more »

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They had me at "A modern day warrior, mean, mean stride..."
4 January 2020 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

If you recognize the quote in my title, then run don't walk to your nearest tv and watch this show (particularly episode 3 "Insanity" where the song is featured in the greatest air-drumming scene since Wayne's World). If you don't recognize the song, that's ok, check out the show anyway and become a fan of the greatest rock band in Canadian history and I'm NOT talking about Nickelback.

Where was I? Who cares, let's stay on the subject of music. Often overlooked in light of the show's dramatic and comedic charms is the incredibly awesome soundtrack to this series. It's not any 1 particular genre, and in fact it straddles the entire spectrum from 80s rock (Rush, Skid Row, Fleetwood Mac) to pop (The Cure, The Proclaimers "500 Miles") to classic country (LOVED the "Devil Went Down to Georgia" dueling dance in episode 4 "Houston We Have a Problem"!) to fresh new beats I didn't recognize, and a particularly memorable season closer that ended with the powerful song (which I had never heard before but emphatically recommend) "The Wilhelm Scream" by James Blake.

I'm dwelling on the awesome soundtrack because, in my thousands of reviews on imdb (yes, I'm that pathetic), I've noticed a direct correlation between the awesomeness of a film/show and its soundtrack. From Oscar-winning "Amadeus" to cult-cheese "Zardoz", a killer soundtrack is the mark of a great production, and "Togetherness" definitely fits the bill.

Now about the show itself. The other reviews covered that admirably, so I won't waste your time. I'll just say the 4 main characters are each very memorable, quirky, lovable and at times detestable. These 4 characters are "Alex" (Steve Zissis), a self-proclaimed chubby-balding-comical-sidekick who is a failed actor looking for serious roles even though he only gets cast as "hemorrhoid #2" in a Preparation-H commercial; his love-hate buddy "Tina" (Amanda Peet), a super hot, super cocky, grown up "mean girl" who is an utter failure in all her relationships; her sister "Michelle" (Melanie Lynskey) who is stuck in a lustless marriage and dreams of wild extramarital adventures even though the closest she gets is awkwardly flirting with adolescents outside the 7-Eleven; and finally her lustless husband "Brett" (writer/director Mark Duplass) as a really quirky, complex, vegan, borderline autistic character who is incapable of being anything other than himself which amounts to having the personality of a Roy Rogers wagon wheel coffee table.

Throw all 4 of these weirdos together in cramped quarters (temporarily living under the same roof due to various personal disasters) and you have a bona fide awesome comedy about the tragedy of real life.

I bought this blu-ray set on a whim (and because there's someone on ebay selling new sets for around $5 bucks, hurry while they last) even though I had no interest in the genre, but I was instantly hooked and ended up binge watching the entire 1st season in 1 night. Sadly, the show was cancelled after 2 seasons, and even sadlier, Season 2 will probably never be released on blu-ray. And SADLIEST OF ALL, we'll never get Season 3 with an air drumming scene of Rush "YYZ". Oh well, thank your lucky stars we got this.


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English

Release Date:

11 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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