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Friends from College 

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A group of friends from Harvard are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another. "Friends from College" is a comedic exploration of ... See full summary »
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Season 2 Premiere



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Friday, July 14, 2017

The gang gets together to celebrate Sam's 40th birthday, where Lisa suffers a crisis of conscience and Nick's announcement catches everyone off guard.


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Friday, July 14, 2017

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2   1  
2018   2017   Unknown  
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Series cast summary:
Keegan-Michael Key ...  Ethan Turner 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Fred Savage ...  Max Adler 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Nat Faxon ...  Nick 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Annie Parisse ...  Sam 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Jae Suh Park ...  Marianne 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Cobie Smulders ...  Lisa Turner 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Billy Eichner ...  Felix 5 episodes, 2017
Greg Germann ...  Jon / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Zack Robidas ...  Charlie 5 episodes, 2018
Griffin Robert Faulkner Griffin Robert Faulkner ...  Dashiell 4 episodes, 2017
Jeté Laurence Jeté Laurence ...  Pearl 4 episodes, 2017
Francesca Delbanco Francesca Delbanco ...  Sam's Therapist 3 episodes, 2017
Romy Byrne ...  Dustry 3 episodes, 2017
Christopher Nicholas Smith ...  Beta Dog 3 episodes, 2017
Ike Barinholtz ...  Degrasso 2 episodes, 2017
Brad Morris ...  Paul 2 episodes, 2017
Heather Burns ...  Anka Wexler 2 episodes, 2017
Barry Godin ...  Blanche / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Henry Russell Bergstein Henry Russell Bergstein ...  Cast Soloist #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Mitra Jouhari ...  Kristen 2 episodes, 2017
Elizabeth Slack Elizabeth Slack ...  Cast Soloist #2 2 episodes, 2017
Doris McCarthy ...  Park Avenue Lady / ... 2 episodes, 2017-2018
Nathan Clarkson ...  Stagehand 2 episodes, 2017
Kathryn Kates ...  Martha 2 episodes, 2018
Oscar Pavlo ...  Felix's Friend 2 episodes, 2018
Razor Rocco Rizzotti ...  Jersey Shore Guido 2 episodes, 2018
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A group of friends from Harvard are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another. "Friends from College" is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past. Written by ajaynarayan-38732

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos da Faculdade See more »

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| (Entire season 1)

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Trivia

Keegan-Michael Key guest starred in the television series How I Met Your Mother which also starred Cobie Smulders. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Fred Savage/Paula Patton/Shane Torres (2017) See more »

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How are they even friends?

Friends From College boasts an interesting premise and a pedigree of established actors and actresses. This should be amazing, right? Wrong.

Considering the characters are Harvard alumni, it is incredible to see how stupid they all are. Their dialogue is preposterously dumb, they can't seem to handle easy situations, and their actions don't make sense.

Furthermore, the show elects to focus on the romance between Keegan-Michael Key's Ethan Turner and Annie Parisse's Sam more than any other plot point or characters. It doesn't help that those two characters are the most unlikable in the entire series.

Admittedly, there are a few funny moments. These mostly arise from the situations that happen, not the writing or the sheer comedic talent of the cast.

We are told that they are all best friends. It doesn't seem the case while watching the show. Yes, they go out on adventures together. But the amount of big secrets they all keep from each other are implausible and they constantly make wrong life decisions for each other. With all the cheating and misunderstanding between these 8, it begs the question of how they became friends in the first place.

Out of the entire cast, Billy Eichner's character, Dr. Felix Forzenheim, is the most nuanced person in the show, simply for not being so over-the-top, and thus having no awkward humour. Cobie Smulders, who was irreplaceable in How I Met Your Mother, acts admirably in the first 4 episodes, especially regarding a fertility subplot. However, her storyline and character becomes worse later on.

Overall, Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco's Friends From College is a dramedy that doesn't work. The drama, which mostly revolves around life in the 40's, is very dumb, and the humour is 90% awkward, 10% funny situations.


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