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Weird Loners Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 Review: “Weird Pilot”/”Weird Dance” | TVOM

TVOM: "Weird Loners is one of those FOX comedies that feels dead on arrival, destined to live out a fate like many comedies before it (Enlisted, Ben & Kate, The Goodwin Games… the list goes on and on). The problem is really how good it is: like the shows I just mentioned, Weird Loners is an attempt at a broad style of comedy (mid-life identity crises, with a romantic bent) that actually tells a very specific, nuanced story – a mix that just never works at FOX, especially comedies the network only orders six episodes of (this strategy was recently employed by NBC: though About a Boy lives, the superior Bent and Best Friends Forever were burned off in a month’s time). It makes watching the first two episodes of the show so damn frustrating, because there is a good show here, and after the first two episodes, Weird Loners already has a surprisingly good grip on what works."

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