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      Season 1 – Casual

      2015 Comedy List
      92% 37 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 250+ Ratings Audience Score You can go home again -- sort of. Bachelor Alex Cole finds himself living with his newly divorced sister in this Hulu original series. This time around, though, he and his sister are adults and they find themselves navigating the waters of the dating pool again -- all the while trying to raise Valerie's teenage daughter, who's also dipping her toes into the dating pool. Each one seems to have only casual relationships (hence the show's title): Valerie because she's newly divorced and trying to have fun; Alex because he's sort of a stereotypical bachelor who has yet to really grow up; and Laura, because she's a teenager. But the new living arrangement turns out to be a learning experience for everyone, punctuated, of course, by typical show devices (blind dates, one-night stands, parental visits, etc.) that lead to moments of hilarity, in between which nuggets of truth can be found. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Feb 13 Buy Now

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      Casual — Season 1

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      Critics Consensus

      Jason Reitman's Casual is a funny -- albeit very specific -- look at modern dating, sharpened by edgy dialogue and self-assured performances.

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      Episodes

      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 7, 2015 Pilot Alex sets Valerie up on a date via his popular dating site. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 7, 2015 Friends Alex spends the day with Leon, Valerie's one-night stand, and has a wild night; Valerie goes out with a group of younger women who coach her on dating young men. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 14, 2015 Animals Valerie decides to move out of Alex's house but is blindsided by the financial repercussions of divorce; Alex adopts a dog; Laura fantasizes about her photography teacher. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 21, 2015 Misunderstandings Valerie breaks Alex's rule of casual sex; Alex is interviewed about his dating web site; Laura makes a move on her photography teacher. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 28, 2015 Mom Valerie and Alex's mother shows up unannounced; Valerie receives sound advice from an unlikely source; Laura and Michael share a moment after she sees her father with his new girlfriend. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 4, 2015 Biden Alex's secret profile gets its first real match; Laura bonds with Michael after her sex tape goes viral at school; Valerie gets closure with her ex-husband. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 11, 2015 Home Alex and Emmy have a foursome; Laura discovers that Valerie has been seeing Michael and movies out. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 18, 2015 Bottles Laura, now living at her father's house, invites her dad's girlfriend and her estranged grandparents to Thanksgiving dinner. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 25, 2015 Mars Tensions run high at Dawn and Charles' rehearsal dinner; Laura is humiliated after showing up at Michael's art exhibition; Alex finds Valerie and Emmy in bed together. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 2, 2015 Dave Valerie and Emmy search for Alex at home but find Laura instead; Alex looks to Leon for support; Valerie and Alex make up at Dawn and Charles' wedding. Details Next
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      Previous Eric Deggans NPR "Casual" slowly reveals unique characters searching for connection when the rhythms of modern life often alienate us. Nov 26, 2019 Full Review John Doyle Globe and Mail You watch and you're hooked. If, that is, you have an adult sensibility about life, love, family, friendship and figuring out that if your parents screwed up, it's up to you to make a better life. Apr 1, 2016 Full Review Margaret Lyons New York Magazine/Vulture There's just not quite enough happening, either in depth or in breadth or in originality or in hilarity or tragedy or musicality or in the dazzle department. Oct 30, 2015 Full Review Diane Gordon Mashable The smart, wry, bittersweet storytelling are a great vehicle to follow the characters as they try to find love and acceptance when human defense mechanisms and technology stand in the way. May 10, 2019 Full Review Alyssa Fikse Uproxx If Casual continues on its current track of sharp writing and believable characters, it's one to watch. May 10, 2019 Full Review Emily Chambers Pajiba It's smart and funny and nuanced. But it also feels like it's been done before, and, without some sort of novelty, the stellar performances will be wasted on an "also ran" show. May 10, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member Surprising how these sometimes-lousy people grow on you! Terrific cast, fun watching the character- and performer-relationships develop. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Characters are not likable, or loveable. Very self absorbed, and joyless. Not great combo during a pandemic, hard pass. 😳 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Honestly, who watches and likes this garbage?? Annoying people, with conversations real people do not have, having sex multiple times in a 20 minute episode. Just throwing in lots of swearing and vulgar topics of conversation does not make it "real". People who enjoy this mindless drivel really need to get a life. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member LOVE this show , just watch it ! And be patient ?? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member At far as the current crop of TV sex comedies go, Casual is not as transgressive as Transparent, or as relentlessly hilarious as You're the Worst, but it's thoroughly solid, and has a great trio of leads. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This show is so insipid. I can't believe it has such high ratings. Spoiled, irritating people crippled by upper middle class people problems. The daughter is insufferable. So is the uncle/brother. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Fred Savage, Max Winkler, Michael Weaver, Tricia Brock, Jason Reitman, Zander Lehmann
      Executive Producer
      Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook, Liz Tigelaar, Zander Lehmann
      Screenwriter
      Zander Lehmann, Harris Danow, Sheila Callaghan, Liz Tigelaar, Halsted Sullivan
      Network
      Hulu
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Oct 7, 2015
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