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Difficult People: Season 1 (2015)




Critic Consensus: Difficult People makes the unlikable likable with mean-spirited, unhappy characters who still can't help but amuse.


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This comedy series zeros in on two irreverent, people-hating best friends in New York City.


Julie Klausner
as Julie Kessler
Billy Eichner
as Billy Epstein
Andrea Martin
as Marilyn Kessler
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (14)

Difficult People... raises an important philosophical question: Can you enjoy a sitcom if you loathe its lead characters? I think not.

August 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Klausner makes for an effective foil, grounding the series with a furtive belief in her character's comedy that's both totally oblivious and oddly innocent, as well as giving unthinking support for Billy.

August 6, 2015 | Full Review…
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Klausner and Eichner don't laugh at each others' jokes, but that's because they're fully committed to the bit. The world is their stage, and they refuse to break.

August 6, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

What the show captures perfectly are the kind of people who are so immersed in inside-information about entertainment that their own ideas for projects are impossibly obscure -- they'll never appeal to a broad audience.

August 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Produced by Amy Poehler, it has the edge of her other production, Broad City and lots of brash, unexpected laughs. Really worth seeking out.

August 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Even though Billy and Julie's cynicism borders on aggressive and off-putting, it's these rare glimpses of their humanity that make Difficult People a refreshing 22-minute watch.

August 5, 2015 | Full Review…

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