Casual: Season 1 (2015)



Critic 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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Valerie (Michaela Watkins) is a recently divorced therapist with a 16-year old daughter, Laura (Tara Lynne Barr). Together, they move in with Alex (Tommy Dewey), Valerie's brother, a longtime bachelor and creator of a popular dating site. Now, all three lean on each other as they navigate difficult relationships, tricky social circles, and the struggles of everyday life.

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Critic Reviews for Casual Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (22)

Casual ventures into relatively unexplored territory and finds some fresh laughs and insights along the way. But it winds up in an unpleasant place.

Oct 13, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But in the writing and in the performances, there's bottomless compassion for this family and its awkward efforts at healing itself.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In general, there's a solid cast on display here.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Casual also seems to be a mandate for the cast and creative crew behind this laid-back but thoughtful and well-observed comedy about love and family in the modern age.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Casual falls into the more indie-dramedy category of television than anything else, so viewers looking for a neatly packaged, shiny family comedy can look elsewhere. But those seeking a bolder, fresher take can direct themselves to Casual.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Casual springs to vibrant life on occasion, with Watkins mostly responsible.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Casual, which takes a far lighter, snarkier, and often funnier tone than Transparent, never quite rises to the latter show's brilliance. But taken on its own merits, Casual is very, very good.

Sep 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Beyond genetic markers, the three core members of the show's central clan are united by their extremely comfortable attitude towards sex and equally extreme discomfort in their own skin.

Oct 16, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Only Watkins manages to realistically convey her character's exhaustion and disappointment with her life, reeling in the viewer who wants to see this embittered woman find the happiness we're sure awaits her in forthcoming plotlines.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Once the show taps into its questions of just why we continue to adhere to the same social structures we have for millennia when we ostensibly have other ones we could be trying, it becomes something much more special.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

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