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Here and Now 

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A dark dramedy about a progressive Portlandian family made up of husband, wife, three adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam and Colombia and one biological daughter who find their sanity tested and values challenged in 2018 America.

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Alan Ball
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Tim Robbins ...  Greg Boatwright 10 episodes, 2018
Holly Hunter ...  Audrey Bayer 10 episodes, 2018
Daniel Zovatto ...  Ramon Bayer-Boatwright 10 episodes, 2018
Jerrika Hinton ...  Ashley Collins 10 episodes, 2018
Raymond Lee ...  Duc Bayer-Boatwright 10 episodes, 2018
Sosie Bacon ...  Kristen Bayer-Boatwright 10 episodes, 2018
Peter Macdissi ...  Dr. Farid Shokrani 10 episodes, 2018
Joe Williamson ...  Malcolm Collins 9 episodes, 2018
Marwan Salama ...  Navid Shokrani 9 episodes, 2018
Necar Zadegan ...  Layla Shokrani 9 episodes, 2018
Avynn Crowder-Jones Avynn Crowder-Jones ...  Hailey Collins 9 episodes, 2018
Andy Bean ...  Henry Bergen 7 episodes, 2018
Niousha Noor ...  Donya 7 episodes, 2018
Tim DeKay ...  Steven Benjamin 6 episodes, 2018
Fernanda Andrade ...  Carmen Torres 5 episodes, 2018
Madeline Bertani ...  Madison Conway 5 episodes, 2018
Lizze Broadway ...  Becca Koats 5 episodes, 2018
Stephanie Simbari ...  Karina 5 episodes, 2018
Christina Burdette ...  Kara Pruitt 5 episodes, 2018
Armen Nahapetian ...  Eight Year Old Shokrani 5 episodes, 2018
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A darkly comedic drama with strong elements of magic realism about a well off progressive multiracial family from Portland, Oregon made up of husband named Greg, a philosophy professor and disillusioned idealist suffering from midlife identity crisis who regularly cheats on his wife with a prostitute, his wife Audrey, a therapist who always tries to do the right thing and find common ground in every conflict, their three adopted children, a daughter from Liberia named Ashley who runs her own retail fashion website, a son from Vietnam named Duc who is a womanizer and works as a life coach, and a gay son from Colombia named Ramon who is studying video game design and starts suffering from psychic visions in which he keeps seeing the numbers 11:11, and their only biological daughter Kristen who is a junior in high school. With violence, intolerance and hatred on the rise as sexual, spiritual and gender identities become more fluid, the family finds their sanity tested and values ...

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We're living in a new reality.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Alan Ball also directed TV'S past hit series' TRUE BLOOD and SIX FEET UNDER. He won an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for AMERICAN BEAUTY. The series features two other Academy Award winners as well - Holly Hunter won Best Actress for THE PIANO and Tim ROBBINS won Best Supporting Actor for MYSTIC RIVER. See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst TV Shows of 2018 So Far (2018) See more »

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What A Pretentious Pile of Pathos
12 February 2018 | by cheryltaraginSee all my reviews

Berkeley activists meet, marry, and settle in Portland. Holly Hunter is the middle-aged overbearing, controlling, former therapist wife. Tim Robbins is the middle-aged philosophy professor/author undergoing a mid-life crisis husband. They've raised a Brangelina family of black, light brown, and yellow children, including one lily-white child of their own. For good measure, their black daughter is married to a white "Republican before Trump" and their light brown son is gay and suffering from hallucinations about the number 11.

This show is the anti-"This Is Us." It's the "Look At Us, Ain't We Messed Up" show. At one point, I had to ask myself if I even care what happens to these people. In one way or another, the Gen Z children annoyingly comment about their rainbow family throughout the show. Predictably, married couples will cheat on each other, the children will do drugs, and everyone will wonder about the meaning of life and whether any of it is worthwhile. The show tries so hard at being relevant that it's already a cliche.

Three mysteries may have me tuning back in for a second flagellation. Why is the Vietnamese son celibate? Why is the Hispanic son hallucinating about the number 11? How is the Hispanic son related to his shrink? I don't know how long the showrunner can keep this shell game going, but he'd better come up with a better sideshow or I'll be heading for the exits before the reveal.


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11 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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