Weird Loners: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
Weird Loners

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Weird Loners strands its veteran stars in an overly familiar sitcom structure burdened with a preponderance of humdrum humor.



Critic Ratings: 25


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User Ratings: 37

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Air date: Mar 31, 2015
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In this comedy series, four thirty-something adults who fear personal relationships are thrown into each other's lives when a series of unrelated events forces them to share a townhouse. Caryn (Becki Newton) is an anxious dental hygienist who suddenly calls off her engagement and subsequently moves in with her friend, Zara (Meera Rohit Kumbhani), a struggling angst-filled artist. Simultaneously, Stosh (Zachary Knighton), a sleazy womanizer, loses his job because of his playboy ways. As a result, he moves in with his cousin Eric (Nate Torrence), an immature toll-booth attendant left on his own after the sudden passing of his father. Susie Essman and David Wain hold recurring parts of Caryn's mother and ex-fiancé.

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Critic Reviews for Weird Loners Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

A single-camera comedy with no laugh track, Weird Loners is a pleasant enough viewing experience in the three episodes provided for preview.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Weird Loners is a prison sentence.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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More often than not, the clichéd characters drag the action down. There's enough real weirdness out there. Why do TV shows keep faking it?

Mar 30, 2015 | Full Review…
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Unlike Fox's The Last Man On Earth, there's no thrill of discovery here. Weird Loners instead re-shuffles the aimless singles deck before falling well short of coming up aces.

Mar 25, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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For the most part, Weird Loners... is done well enough to merit your attention.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The show feels like bullying. If Eric wants to make sock puppets and be weird, he's not hurting anyone! Just let him! The other characters don't even seem to mind; it's the show that's holding him up for cruel ridicule. No, thank you.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Weird Loners quickly sidesteps the predictability of young comedies of its type... offering more than enough moments of nuance within its traditional stories to engage viewers.

Mar 11, 2020 | Full Review…

What is problematic about Weird Loners is that it pigeonholes its characters in a way that is going to be difficult to overcome.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 2.4/5 | Full Review…

Weird Loners is not so fresh as its title might presume. Its protagonists are more familiar than strange, and their stories are clichéd, beginning with the premise that these lovable misfits become "friends".

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Quirky characters become friends in trying-too-hard comedy.

Apr 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This show is guided by sitcom pros, but it doesn't feel like an old-pro show at all. It doesn't go for easy or cheap laughs, and most of its scenes don't follow the usual sitcom trajectory.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

You'll notice pretty quickly that the "weird" and "loners" parts of the title don't really fit, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth your time.

Mar 31, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Weird Loners: Season 1

  • Jun 18, 2017
    I think the critics missed the point of this show. It's not about singles jokes and rim shots with canned laughter. It's about heart. I didn't find this show until 2017, and I'm sad that it was cancelled. It warmed my heart in a way that TV rarely does. Broken people sometimes find each other BECAUSE they are broken, and end up helping and caring for one another. For me, this isn't a show about weirdos, it's a show about all of us.
  • Apr 22, 2016
    Nate Torrence gives a great, and committed performance, as expected! The other actors are good enough. It's not very funny, but even that can't stop Eric from making you laugh! It's also kind of weird, but I think it, works? I like it at least. But, it does at least make sense, hence the title.
  • Apr 21, 2015
    I don't even watch TV and this show hooked me from the first scene. Just shows that when you write for a smart audience the results pay off.
  • Apr 10, 2015
    Great writers for this show! Dialogue is very funny. Characters are a bit unusual but scripted well for their comic potential.
  • Apr 04, 2015
    One of the best pilots I've seen in a long time. This show did two things very few shows have done. It got me hooked by the very first episode. It also made me literally fall on the floor laughing. That is actually only an interview between Jon Stewart and Lous CK has done. About the actual content of the show: It is not actually the most original thing I've seen, but it wasn't inherently unoriginal either.. I've seen most of these characters before, but their interactions felt fresh. The plot has A LOT of conveniences as well, but I feel (and hope) this is just a necessary tool to push the in the right direction and bring the four main characters together in the short amount of time, and will be less prevalent in coming episodes. Even with the less than original characters, they are still clearly well realized and have more to them than a sense of humor. The situations, again while mostly not new, are laced with new jokes. I eagerly await new episodes.
  • Mar 31, 2015
    Show was funny, the wedding scene in my opinion was probably the best part of the episode. Would love to see this run for a season to see were they take the show.

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