Easy: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 26


Audience Score

User Ratings: 231
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Air date: Sep 22, 2016
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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…

Audience Reviews for Easy: Season 1

  • 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!
  • Aug 11, 2018
    Some episodes are interesting but some are so bogged down by fragile male egos that are supposed to stand in for storylines. Even the female characters are written how a “basic” dude would like women to act. Some storylines have such potential but the testosterone is blinding.
  • 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.
  • Sep 26, 2016
    Seeing that Joe Swanberg has been perhaps America's most prolific indie auteur of the new millennium (on average dropping one movie a year), it was perhaps inevitable that he would find himself in the television medium, and fortunately Easy is his strongest work in quite a while. An anthology series that centrally focuses on sex and relationships, Swanberg proves as observational as ever, and thankfully he hasn't adjusted his style at all. As with his films, Easy always feels 100% natural, with reserved filmmaking and potentially improvised dialogue, supplemented by sublime writing and scenarios that are never predictable. He also managed to snag a dream cast for this series, with several of TV's best (and most under appreciated) actors appearing here, and there are at least one or two performances here that are eye-brow-raising to say the least. An impressive and very binge-worthy new series, that should appeal to Netflix subscribers that particularly scroll through the 'independent movies' section.

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