Easy: Season 1 (2016)

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Easy encapsulates the exploration of gender roles, love and family in true mumblecore fashion, often giving rise to moments that feel raw, intimate and un-meditated.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 248

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Air date: Sep 22, 2016

A series of eight vignettes follows the complicated, loosely connected lives of young Chicagoans in their twenties and thirties. In the premiere, a stay-at-home dad fears that his career-driven wife doesn't love or respect him anymore.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2016

After a passionate night with a vegan activist, a sheltered student abandons her bacon-eating, carbon-emitting ways.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2016

Stuck in a boring office job, an expectant father starts an underground brewery with his stoner brother and keeps it a secret from his wife.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2016

Tension brews between a couple who are trying to conceive when the wife's hard-partying friend comes to town and camps out on their couch.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2016

A middle-aged graphic novelist who mines his personal life for material gets a taste of his own medicine when he meets a photography student.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2016

After discovering the wonders of Tinder, a curious couple goes looking for a threesome and gets a proposition from a friend.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2016

In the wake of a breakup, a young actress embraces a future filled with possibilities, while her co-star confronts the realities of growing older.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2016

A persistent reporter drives a wedge between two business owners who have different visions for the future of their operation.

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Season 1 features eight vignettes that follow the complicated, loosely connected lives of young Chicagoans in their twenties and thirties as they tackle love, sex and self-improvement.

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Critic Reviews for Easy Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

Swanberg expands his canvas to fit the city he loves & sketches a Chicago filled with people caught between dreaming for their futures and living their day-to-day lives. If some of the sequences aren't as filled out as the others, that's to be expected.

Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…

What we find -- the hidden grace, the beauty -- in these eight stories is a moment, a hinge in the conflict, where honesty and openness can win the day.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

"Vegan Cinderella" most effectively accomplishes Easy's clear desire to paint honest and visceral depictions of love.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's hard for me to hate the show, because it is lovely in other ways: the normalcy of queer relationships, the subtle feminism, the way friendships blossom and manifest. But I cannot overlook its treatment of assaulted women.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The biggest takeaway that Easy left me with is that its individual stories are effective and engaging in the moment, but the series as a whole doesn't really stand out or make that much of an impact.

May 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The lack of forcefulness of a series presented as a representation of our time convulsed the definitive sentence of anonymity. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Watching an episode is like listening to an ambivalent millennial sigh for 27 minutes.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Some of Easy's subjects are more fleshed out than others, but they are all grounded with conflicts, hopes, and dreams that extend outside the bedroom.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Swanberg's work is undeniably best when people are talking. He likes to let people talk and learn and discover things from each other, and when his characters are allowed to do that, they sound like people I know.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's the indie film version of Sex in the City that none of us could have imagined.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Easy makes a strong case for independent filmmakers shifting their attentions to streaming TV and reaching audiences that their art-house features never could.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

One of the best things about "Easy" is the endless storytelling possibilities the format holds.

Sep 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Easy: Season 1

  • Jun 22, 2020
    not bad. slightly confusing format. but nice to see how it all comes together.
  • Jan 01, 2020
    Now into the third season, I find myself liking the idea of the show and am glad I stayed with it. Some recurring story lines, some random. Interesting variety. Appealing cast.
  • Jul 25, 2019
    AMAZING!!!! This show is SO real. It truly portrays realistic conversations, situations, and just how life really is. I love everything about how each character is portrayed. Although things get uncomfortable and cringe worthy at some points, it feels so real. The way the series is set up, is phenomenal. The series depicts real life, love, culture, relationships, friendships, art, and everything in between. 10/10. INCREDIBLE! I need more!
  • Jan 20, 2018
    This show is so great. The characters and dialogue is written in such a clever and relatable way. You might not like all of the characters, but you understand all of them. A fantastic look into the complexity of relationships, sex, parenthood, and love in the technological age.
  • Dec 25, 2017
    One of the best shows I’ve seen in years. Bravo Netflix !! Can’t wait for season 3
  • Dec 17, 2017
    Introspective and fresh, Easy is a pleasant watch for those who like the urban, indie take on Chicagoans.
  • Dec 16, 2017
    Puntaje Original: 4.9 Un montón de m*erda junta sin ningún sentido, ni siquiera se muestran tan abiertos al sexo como se esperaba; para nada vale la pena verlo.
  • Dec 11, 2016
    A realistic slice of life comedy that presents diversity, hot topics and complex issues within a confined time while still making it seem natural, raw and true.
  • Nov 21, 2016
    Great writing and interesting characters makes this a fascinating look at the many stages of varying relationships and finding/keeping love.
  • Sep 27, 2016
    Puntaje Original: 4.9 Un montón de m*erda junta sin ningún sentido, ni siquiera se muestran tan abiertos al sexo como se esperaba; para nada vale la pena verlo.

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