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After watching the show, I totally agree with this review. The main issue was their reaction to the central tension (the affair). They all seem to be decent people, but the two involved don’t seem to feel bad about the fact that they’ve been cheating for 20 years on their wife, and behind the back of their close friend, respectively. Occasionally, they fear being caught, and they make small overtures towards ending it because some new issue has arisen (they’re moving to New York, they’re having a baby). If the show were differently toned — if their characters were supposed to be larger-than-life cads, or the whole thing was supposed to be ridiculously slapstick (for instance, Barney Stinson in HIMYM)— I could overlook this, but as you’re supposed to take them at their word, it just doesn’t seem credible.

In addition, some of the characters do outlandish things just for their own sake. The Asian woman is under-developed, in my opinion, mostly just sitting around and reacting to the others. Then, suddenly, she’s in a gender-reversed Streetcar play. The trust-fund baby sits around and does nothing, but you don’t really buy him as an heir. He seems to neither revel in his wealth nor be sad about his under-developed life. The Hedge fund employees are too over the top to be credible as well. I bought the Wolf of Wall Street guys as real people who were a bit hedonistic and in an environment that encouraged it. These people were just morons with barely any humanity. Again, with a different tone, where we weren’t supposed to take the characters seriously, I would have been okay with it. But, in this one, it just seemed like they were trying to make a (poor) point to depict all hedge funds as the worst stereotypes of frat houses.

I noticed, as well, the Keegan’s voices seemed out-of-nowhere for the character.

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