Difficult People: Season 1 Reviews

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April 24, 2019
It's as if Seinfeld and Will & Grace had a Hulu sitcom baby and raised it on a steady diet of pop culture, Wendy Williams and Parks & Recreation reruns.
April 24, 2019
Difficult People is the most biting, true, and above all, funny series to debut in years.
April 24, 2019
As difficult as these main characters can be to anyone that isn't them, the show is infused with a lot of heart... Eichner and Klausner are clearly having a ball with Difficult People, and so will you.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.7/10
August 11, 2015
Anyone who enjoys clever comedy will find plenty to like about the show, which takes inspiration from a range of influences to create something that feels fresh and distinctive.
August 11, 2015
The humor isn't going to be for everyone... but if you appreciate biting wit, or jokes about twee baby names or the Real Housewives franchise, then this just might be the show for you.
August 11, 2015
"Difficult" duo's comedy is snarky and hard to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 7, 2015
A lot of the show's humor may have an edge to it, but warmth remains due to the leads' central friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 6, 2015
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 5, 2015
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
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
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
The charm of Difficult People is that it refuses to deal in charm. Though witty and observant, albeit in a relentlessly negative way, Julie and Billy are clueless.
August 5, 2015
Yes, they are self-absorbed, hypercritical people who you would and should hate. But the reason the show works is that, very subtly, it's mocking them.
August 5, 2015
Not too many [post-Seinfeld sitcoms] are willing to really, truly commit and create unpleasant characters that you ultimately like because they're funny and make an art out of going too far.
August 4, 2015
Difficult People... raises an important philosophical question: Can you enjoy a sitcom if you loathe its lead characters? I think not.
August 3, 2015
There's only so much glib bitterness one can take.
August 3, 2015
At a time when the world is overrun with Twitter-infatuated part-time comedians, this portrait of fame-thirsty New Yorkers is spot-on, and often very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 3, 2015
They may be difficult, but they're also inherently likable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 3, 2015
We find ourselves siding with the nasty duo and feeling just a little guilty about it. But the guilt doesn't last long: Mostly, we're just laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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