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Benched: Season 1 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Benched's talented ensemble raises the show above its trite writing, resulting in a nicely diverting half-hour of comedy.

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In this single-camera comedy, distinguished corporate lawyer Nina Whitley (Eliza Coupe) becomes outraged after her firm chooses another lawyer to become a partner. Her subsequent meltdown burns bridges with her coworkers and bosses, forcing her to take a new job in the less glamorous Public Defender's Office. While she tries developing relationships with her new, less accomplished colleagues, she also faces old coworkers and her ex-fiancé—and professional rival—Trent (Carter MacIntyre).

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With a balance of "laughing at" and "laughing with," Benched could grow on me.

October 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

So when a great part of Happy Endings joins up with a great part of Better Off Ted, magic occurs, right? Alas, no.

October 28, 2014 | Full Review…

There's plenty of time for Benched to find its legs. For now, though, Coupe remains a swizzle stick in desperate need of a better cocktail.

October 28, 2014 | Full Review…

It's a breezy, amusing half hour with a lead character whose insecurities poke through her confident exterior.

October 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Former Happy Endings star Eliza Coupe headlines Benched, a funny enough comedy set in legal circles that gets off to a weak start but quickly recovers.

October 28, 2014 | Full Review…

[Eliza] Good as Coupe is, the rest of the ensemble needs to come into sharper focus in a hurry for most of the comedy to work. But she's a strong foundational piece.

October 28, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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