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Working the Engels: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Though watching Andrea Martin is enjoyable, Working the Engels wastes her talent with groan-worthy gags and lackadaisical writing.


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Recently widowed family matriarch Ceil Engel bands her dysfunctional brood together after the death of their breadwinner father, who they discover when Series 1 of the sitcom begins left them with $200,000 of debt. To stay afloat, they go to work at his storefront law firm, despite the fact that only youngest daughter Jenna (Kacey Rohl) has any actual experience as an attorney. With no money to hire a qualified staff, her eccentric relatives will had to do: Sister Sandy (Azura Skye), a former pill popper-turned-life coach, becomes the receptionist; bad-boy brother Jimmy (Benjamin Arthur) takes on the role of investigator; and the slightly narcissistic and overly dramatic Ceil works as the firm's paralegal. Martin Short, Eugene Levy and Scott Thompson make guest appearances and Jason Priestley directs four episodes.


Andrea Martin
as Ceil Engel
Kacey Rohl
as Jenna Engel
Azura Skye
as Sandy Engel
Benjamin Arthur
as Jimmy Engel
Eugene Levy
as Arthur Horowitz
Kathryn Greenwood
as Grace Vanderhooven
Scott Thompson
as Harry Le Maire
Paul Campbell VIII
as Simon Hightower
Sarah Levy
as Irene Horowitz
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Critic Reviews for Working the Engels: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (13)

It's a real pleasure to see [Andrea Martin] back on the small screen in Working the Engels, a less-than-ambitious sitcom that shines every time she makes an appearance.

July 10, 2014 | Full Review…

If you like watching Martin go way, way over the top - and, in all honesty, I do - then you might find something here to enjoy.

July 10, 2014 | Full Review…

Just watch these able actors work. They are the show.

July 9, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The situation and characters are uninspired and generic, and the execution is half-hearted. It will inspire no more laughter in viewers' homes than it did in the writers' room and on the set.

July 8, 2014 | Full Review…

It brims with energy, gives Martin something reasonably gainful to do, marks Rohl as a promising, appealing comedic actress and has enough decent gags to make a case for itself.

July 3, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

After Arrested Development, the wild and crazy antics of the rest of the Engel family are incredibly uninspired and unfunny.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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