Alone Together: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Alone Together

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Esther Povistky and Benji Alflalo's awkward charms and convincingly platonic chemistry work, though Alone Together's lack of urgency keeps its nihilistic tenderness from truly jelling.



Critic Ratings: 13


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User Ratings: 68

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Air date: Jan 10, 2018

Two oddball millennial pals navigate the egocentric culture of Los Angeles together in the series premiere of this comedy.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2018

It's Benji's birthday and Esther and Jeff take him on a road trip full of fun stops along the way. However, Esther's ulterior motive threatens to derail the celebration.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2018

After visiting a fertility clinic to freeze her own eggs, Esther plans to donate some of her eggs to offset the costs. Meanwhile Benji's paternal instincts kick in as he awaits word on a sperm test.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2018

When Esther and Benji stand in line for a Kylie Cosmetics pop-up store, Esther tries to avoid the distractions of rabid teenage girls and cutthroat moms while Benji roams off and becomes the man he really is - a guy who owns a saltwater aquarium. (Guest starring Bobby Lee of "What Would Diplo Do" and "Love," Chelsea Peretti of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and YouTube celebrity James Charles.)

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Air date: Feb 7, 2018

When an aggressive woman won't leave Benji's brother, Dean, alone, Benji hatches a plan to help her get over Dean: post photos online to make it look like Esther and Dean are dating.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2018

When Esther invites a lesbian couple from her building over for a dinner party, Benji has to help out so she doesn't embarrass herself.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2018

When Esther freaks out about "the Big One", so Benji dismisses her Midwestern panic; and Benji gets sucked into the earthquake apocalypse freak out of one of his sister's friends.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2018

Esther throws a sober sleepover party to rekindle friendships that she made at a bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Benji tries to move a childhood camp friend out of the friend zone.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2018

Benji is excited when he is given the opportunity to accomplish a goal that dates back to his old ska band days: to make a music video.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2018

While Benji manages his brother Dean's apartment complex, both Benji and Esther get swept up in the allure of retirement life, until realizing it may not be all it's cracked up to be. (Guest star Pauly Shore)

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Starring stand-up comedians Esther Povitsky ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and named Variety's "10 comics to watch in 2017") and Benji Aflalo ("Not Safe with Nikki Glaser") as two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds trying to make their way in the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles. These two only find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship. Throughout the season Esther and Benji's misadventures include shooting their own music video, standing in line for a Lip Kit Pop Up, and even trying their hand at retirement life. Regardless of the escapade, you can be sure in their own warped way they will have each other's backs while calling each other on their nonsense in a way that only best friends can.

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Critic Reviews for Alone Together Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

Alone Together otherwise can be pretty good company for the most part.

Jan 10, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Alone Together" skates very close to being too annoying, but never loses its appeal, because of the writing, of course, but also because Povitsky and Aflalo are fully credible at all times....

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The second this relationship got well and truly complicated, it would be a parade of dysfunction. It's not a will-they-or-won't-they, it's a they-won't-and-thank-god.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not that Povitsky and Aflalo aren't funny. They are. And some of the one-liners are fantastic...But overall, the show has a tedious vibe.

Jan 12, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, their vapid obsession with looking and being perfect quickly grows tiresome in the premiere, which has few laughs. Still, while the tone may be a little grating, the pair has good chemistry and timing.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The characters are hard to invest in, the relationship is really hard to invest in, and the show offers no narrative propulsion aside from their cutesy, vulgar dynamic.

Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…

"Alone Together" shows what it's like to be on-the-outside-of-cool-looking-in and how truly uncool that can make confidence-free - but funny! -- people feel.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Underwhelming sitcom centers on platonic millennial BFFs.

Jan 16, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Besides being mean to each other, and themselves, Povitsky and Aflalo are great at throwing away character information through dialogue.

Jan 12, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's a slyly ambitious show - and an especially odd fit for Freeform.

Jan 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky have pretty good chemistry as best friends navigating their fraught social lives as millennials in Los Angeles on the new "Alone Together" (Freeform, 8:30 p.m.).

Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The two have so much loathing for themselves, Alone Together can be downright depressing. Just the quality you don't want from a sitcom. You might end up hating yourself -- for wasting your time.

Jan 10, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alone Together: Season 1

  • Dec 09, 2019
    It's really funny but aimless. If you're looking for a strong plot or admirable characters, this isn't a show for you. It's about self aware narcissistic and directionless millenial dumpster people (pretty sure they decribed themselves as that). It has some really sharp and quick witted comedy Most episode plots feels more like a general idea to have comedic dialogue and almost an impromptu feel to everything. I really enjoyed the banter between Benji and Esther. But I can see why other people don't like it.
  • Nov 27, 2019
    The creators (Lonely Island) are fluent in comedy and I do like Esther. Benji plays everything so flat it often misses but have had some good laughs while watching.
  • Jul 13, 2019
    This is the first Rotten Tomatoes review I've ever written. I'm not one to write reviews, but I had to stand up for this show. I loovvveeddd this show. It's subtly hilarious, dealing with the often ridiculous issues that millennials face. It's a show that makes it fun to laugh at yourself, your friends, and/or the pressures of society. It reminds me of a Curb Your Enthusiasm for young people. I hope a streaming network picks this gem up! It's a shame to let this show end after two seasons just because it didn't have the correct age-appropriate target audience on Freeform.
  • Sep 28, 2018
    I adore this show, it actually reminds me of me and my best friend. The humor is so dry and sarcastic (in a great way) but still manages to be lighthearted and fun. It’s so easy to see that Esther and Benji’s have a real genuine dynamic and care a great deal about each other even though they don’t often verbalize it. I love how refreshing it is to see a male/female friendship that is genuinely platonic and no forced unnecessary romance. This was my best friend and I’s favorite show to watch together because it reminds us so much of our own dynamic. I REALLY hope it gets a season three, it definitely deserves it!
  • Aug 28, 2018
    One of the funniest shows I've seen in a while. If it wasn't for Hulu putting it up recently I never would have found out about it.
  • May 04, 2018
    I gave this show a try and it is now One of my favorites. Can't wait for season 2!
  • Mar 26, 2018
    Entertaining and funny. Critics are too hard on it. Every episode makes me laugh.
  • Mar 14, 2018
  • Feb 27, 2018
    Lovable quirky characters. Cute storylines. Really enjoying fresh ideas and series.
  • Feb 14, 2018
    I think it is funny. My wife and I watch it every week.

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