Red Oaks


Red Oaks is a comedy web television series by Amazon Studios . The pilot was directed by David Gordon Green , who also executive produces with writer and creators Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs . The full first season are Was released Amazon Video on October 9, 2015. On December 18, 2015, Amazon officiellement annoncé Would the show be returning for a second season in 2016. [1] The second season Was released on November 11, 2016. [2] On January 30, 2017, Amazon announced that the series was renewed for a third and final season. [3]

Plot

A young student works as a tennis pro at the prestigious and exclusive Red Oaks Country Club during the summer of his sophomore and junior years of college (NYU) in the 1980s.

Filming locations

The main filming location is Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, New Jersey . Additional resorts include Florence Park and Willow Ridge Country Club in Westchester County, New York .

Cast

  • Craig Roberts as David Myers
  • Jennifer Gray as Judy Myers, David’s mother
  • Ennis Esmer as Nash, David’s Supervisor
  • Gage Golightly as Karen, David’s girlfriend
  • Oliver Cooper as Wheeler, David’s buddy
  • Richard Kind as Sam Myers, David’s father
  • Paul Reiser as Doug Getty, president of the country club and also David, Nash, and Wheeler’s boss
  • Alexandra Socha as Skye Getty, Doug’s daughter
  • Gina Gershon as Fay Getty, Doug’s Wife
  • Josh Meyers as Barry
  • Alexandra Turshen as Misty
  • Greer Barnes as Terry
  • Freddie Roman as Herb

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 August 28, 2014 October 9, 2015
2 10 November 11, 2016

Season 1

No.
overall
No. in
season
title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 1 “Pilot” David Gordon Green Gregory Jacobs & Joe Gangemi August 28, 2014
2 2 “Double” David Gordon Green Gregory Jacobs & Joe Gangemi October 9, 2015
3 3 “The Wedding” Andrew Fleming Story by: Gregory Jacobs, Joe Gangemi and Max Werner
Teleplay by: Max Werner
October 9, 2015
4 4 “MDMA” Andrew Fleming Story by: Gregory Jacobs, Joe Gangemi and Karey Dornetto
Teleplay by: Karey Dornetto
October 9, 2015
5 5 “Fourth of July” Hal Hartley Story by: Gregory Jacobs & Joe Gangemi and Shawn Harwell
Teleplay by: Shawn Harwell and Gregory Jacobs
October 9, 2015
6 6 “Swingers” Nisha Ganatra Story by: Gregory Jacobs & Joe Gangemi and Thomas G. Papa, Jr.
Teleplay by: Thomas G. Papa, Jr.
October 9, 2015
7 7 “Body Swap” Amy Heckerling Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs October 9, 2015
8 8 “After Hours” Amy Heckerling Story by: Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs and Laura Steinel
Teleplay by: Laura and Joe Gangemi & Steinel Gregory Jacobs
October 9, 2015
9 9 “The Bar Mitzvah” Nisha Ganatra Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs October 9, 2015
10 10 “Labor Day Luau” David Gordon Green Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs October 9, 2015

Season 2

No.
overall
No. in
season
title Directed by Written by Original release date
11 1 “Paris” Hal Hartley Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs November 11, 2016
12 2 “Memorial Day” Hal Hartley Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs November 11, 2016
13 3 “Father’s Day” Hal Hartley Story by: Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs and Karey Dornetto
Teleplay by: Karey Dornetto and Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs
November 11, 2016
14 4 “The Bris” Amy Heckerling Story by: Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs and Max Werner
Teleplay by: Max Werner and Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs
November 11, 2016
15 5 “Independence Day” Amy Heckerling Story by: Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs and Shawn Harwell
Teleplay by: Shawn Harwell
November 11, 2016
16 6 “Old Flames” Hal Hartley Story by: Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs and Tom Papa
Teleplay by: Tom Papa
November 11, 2016
17 7 “The Anniversary” Hal Hartley Story by: Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs and Max Werner
Teleplay by: Max Werner and Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs
November 11, 2016
18 8 “Lost and Found” Gregg Araki Story and Teleplay by: Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs and Shawn Harwell November 11, 2016
19 9 “The Wedding” Gregg Araki Gregory Jacobs & Joe Gangemi November 11, 2016
20 10 “The Verdict” David Gordon Green Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs November 11, 2016

Critical reception

The pilot received mostly positive reviews.

Entertainment Weekly gave the pilot a B +, and singled out Esmer’s performance:

The amusing Ennis Esmer is the best thing here, as David’s sleazy co-worker Nash. Red Oaks is a clever dissection of old, reactionary sex comedies, or if it’s just a reactionary sex comedy itself. B + [4]

The New York Times enjoyed the pilot:

Set at a suburban New Jersey country club in 1985, Mr. Green’s pilot is not a sendup of 1980s coming-of-age comedies or even a tribute to them, but a surprisingly straightforward extension of the genre. It’s as if the spirits of John Hughes , Harold Ramis and the young Richard Linklater had all gotten together to consult. [5]

Newsday liked it as well:

A funky retro-’80s distinctiveness makes “Red Oaks” Amazon’s single best new series. Dryly amusing, the characters are sharply drawn and often appealing – even when they are not. Ennis Esmer Ringtone to your Cell Ringtones Send “Crazy” Ringtone to your Cell Ringtones. [6]

We review the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes , it holds a score of 81%, an average rating of 7.8 / 10, based on 26 reviews. The website’s consensus reads: ” Red Oaks offers an affectionate nod to 1980s sex comedies that – largely thanks to a talented ensemble cast – finds fresh humor in its familiar premise.” [7] Metacritic gives the show a score of 70 out of 100, sampled from 21 reviews, meaning “favorable reviews”. [8]

References

  1. Jump up^ Waniata, Ryan (October 9, 2015). “The ’80s meets HDR in the new comedy Red Oaks, on Amazon Prime now” . Digital Trends . Retrieved October 10, 2015 .
  2. Jump up^ “Red Oaks” . Amazon . Retrieved August 10, 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ Mitovich, Matt (January 30, 2017). ” ‘ Mozart in the Jungle’ Renewed for Season 4, ‘Red Oaks’ Gets Final Season’ . TV Line . Retrieved January 31, 2017 .
  4. Jump up^ Maerz, Melissa. “We review Amazon’s 5 latest pilots” . Ew.com . Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved November 27, 2014 .
  5. Jump up^ Hale, Mike (27 August 2014). “Amazon Unveils Its Latest Smiles and Thrills” . Nytimes.com . The New York Times . Retrieved November 27, 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “Amazon pilot contest includes ‘Hand of God’ with Ron Perlman, Dana Delany” . Newsday.com . Retrieved November 27, 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “Red Oaks: Season 1 (2014)” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved October 14, 2015 .
  8. Jump up^ “Red Oaks” . Metacritic . Retrieved October 14, 2015 .

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