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An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

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Jill Soloway
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Series cast summary:
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Maura Pfefferman 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Gaby Hoffmann ...  Ali Pfefferman / ... 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Amy Landecker ...  Sarah Pfefferman 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Jay Duplass ...  Josh Pfefferman 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Judith Light ...  Shelly Pfefferman 39 episodes, 2014-2017
Rob Huebel ...  Len Novak 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Kathryn Hahn ...  Raquel Fein 24 episodes, 2014-2016
Alexandra Billings ...  Davina / ... 23 episodes, 2014-2017
Zackary Arthur ...  Zack / ... 18 episodes, 2014-2017
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Mort has a secret that he really wants to tell his three adult children, who are so self-absorbed they don't see that something has changed for divorced, girlfriendless dad. Even when he invites them to dinner en masse to share his news, somehow, the conversation becomes about them. The secret unfolds, though, when he comes home and sees his married daughter getting intimate with her ex. Now, he knows her secret; she learns his; and the dysfunctional family finds one secret after another being exposed. Written by Jwelch5742

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Amazon Studios,Picrow See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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The first show produced by Amazon Studios to win a major award and the first show produced by a streaming media service to win a Golden Globe for Best Series-- in this case, the Comedy or Musical category. The Handmaid's Tale (2017) became the first show produced by a streaming media service to win the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Drama three years later. See more »


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At least I can say I tried
7 March 2015 | by jm10701See all my reviews

I kept watching and watching, hoping that as I got to know them I would begin to care about this extraordinarily shallow, spoiled and obnoxious bunch of people - or even to laugh at them for being so relentlessly revolting - but the opposite happened. By the middle of Episode 7 I loathed every one of them so deeply that I just wished The Big One would finally come along, pull the chain, and flush the entire state of California to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean where it belongs. Then it occurred to me that I didn't HAVE to watch this crap, so I stopped.

I love the idea behind this series, and it might have been really good if only there were at least one character I could stand to watch, or laugh at, or maybe even like. There isn't.

Tambor and Hoffman are excellent in roles that fit their talents so perfectly that it's hard now to imagine either of them ever playing any other characters. I do care about those two actors - especially, now, for the first time, Hoffman. I just don't care at all about either character. I wish I wished Maura well, but I just don't. I can't. She's too dishonest and shallow and selfish.

The other actors - with one notable exception - are all right but don't bring any personal depth to their tiresome, narcissistic characters, as Tambor and Hoffman do. The exception is Judith Light, whose restrained and sensitive performance in Save Me was a revelation. Here she shows no subtlety or intelligence at all, playing a Southern California Jewish matron so shrill and strident that the human being is completely lost in the stereotype.

Most of the writing is clever, the production is excellent, and the series might have been a real treat if I could only have cared about even ONE of the profoundly revolting characters.


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