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A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s about a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins.
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Series cast summary:
Craig Roberts ...  David Meyers / ... 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Ennis Esmer ...  Nash 25 episodes, 2014-2017
Oliver Cooper ...  Wheeler 25 episodes, 2014-2017
Richard Kind ...  Sam / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Paul Reiser ...  Getty / ... 23 episodes, 2014-2017
Alexandra Turshen ...  Misty 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Jennifer Grey ...  Judy Meyers 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Alexandra Socha ...  Skye / ... 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Freddie Roman ...  Herb 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Josh Meyers ...  Barry 15 episodes, 2014-2017
Gina Gershon ...  Fay Getty / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2017
Gage Golightly ...  Karen 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Nate Smith ...  Skip 12 episodes, 2014-2017


A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s about a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins.

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Release Date:

28 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Красные дубы See more »

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Newark, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Amazon Studios,Picrow See more »
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Co-creators Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi concede there are several parallels between reality and the show. Both of their fathers suffered heart attacks in their 50s, as Sam does in the show's pilot episode; Jacobs worked his way up as a P.A. at a production company and found romance along the way, as does David. Plus, "we both had Wheelers in our lives and dated Karens," Jacobs says, referring to David's Season 1 girlfriend. "But we quickly diverged from autobiography," Gangemi says, "because we realized our real lives haven't been nearly as interesting or funny." See more »


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Would Like to See a 3rd Season
9 January 2017 | by BoomerDTSee all my reviews

"Red Oaks" is the name of a Jewish country club in NJ, in the suburbs of NYC. Set in the mid-1980's, after watching the first episode I thought this would mostly be a bit of a "Caddyshack" ripoff. While life and the people who inhabit Red Oaks are a major part of this series, it is more of a coming of age type of story about 20 year old David Meyers, who is an assistant tennis pro at RO. David's at that point in life where he isn't sure what he wants to do. His father wants to him to follow in his footsteps and become a CPA while David wants to learn film. He is also caught in a dilemma in his romantic life. He's been dating Karen since high school, a beautiful and sweet gal who is an aerobics instructor at RO who is ready to become a wife but David finds himself smitten by Skye, the daughter of the President and richest patron of ROCC and is the spoiled stereotypical JAP.

And with this as the center of the story, we get to meet some funny and interesting characters. David's parents, well played by Richard Kind and Jennifer Grey, have gotten bored with each other and are splitting up. Ennis Essmer does a great job as Nash (short for Nassar] the head tennis pro and top notch seducer of the divorcees and widows at ROCC, who becomes something of a mentor to David. David's best buddy is Wheeler, a dope-head who dropped out of college from boredom, content to work as a valet and then bartender at the club till he finds himself smitten with the charms of Misty, a long legged lifeguard at RO. the funniest denizen of RO is comedy veteran Paul Reiser as Getty, the club president and owner of a Wall Street investment firm. Getty is an absolute arrogant prick who is used to getting his way and couldn't care less what the others may think of him. He's a poor kid who worked his way to the top and needless to say he's not thrilled with the prospect of his daughter ending up with an assistant tennis pro.

As in any series, some episodes are terrific, others are clunkers. Enjoyed it so far, probably enough dangling plot lines to take this through 4 seasons.

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