Easy (TV series)

Easy is a comedy-drama anthology series written, directed, edited and produced by Joe Swanberg . [1] It consists of eight half-hour episodes. [2] The series is set inChicago . [3] The first season was released on Netflix on September 22, 2016. [4]

In April 2017, Swanberg revealed the series had been renewed for a second season. [5]

Cast

  • Jane Adams as Annabelle Jones
  • Suzanne Adent as Penny
  • Malin Åkerman as Lucy
  • Andrew Bachelor as Andrew
  • Zazie Beetz as Noelle
  • Orlando Bloom as Tom
  • Hannibal Buress as Jason
  • Aya Cash as Sherri
  • Raúl Castillo as Bernie
  • Michael Chernus as Kyle
  • Kiersey Clemons as Chase
  • Aislinn Derbez as Gabi
  • Dave Franco as Jeff
  • Noah Hopkins as Russ
  • Jake Johnson as Andrew
  • Evan Jonigkeit as Matt
  • Marc Maron as Jacob Malco
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Sophie
  • Kate Micucci as Annie
  • Mauricio Ochmann as Martin
  • Emily Ratajkowski as Allison Lizowska
  • Elizabeth Reaser as Andi
  • Rebecca Spence as Cheryl
  • Marz Timms as Van Howard
  • Jacqueline Toboni as Jo
  • Lucas Von Kampen as Allan

Production

In March 2016, it was announced Netflix had ordered a season of eight episodes, with Joe Swanberg writing and directing the series, with Michael Chernus , Marc Maron , Elizabeth Reaser , Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Jake Johnson , Aya Cash , Dave Franco , Jane Adams , Hannibal Buress , Kiersey Clemons , Orlando Bloom , and Malin Åkermanstarring. [6]

Episodes

No. in
series
title Starring Directed by Written by Original air date
1 “The Fucking Study” [7] Michael Chernus and Elizabeth Reaser Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg 22 September 2016
2 “Vegan Cinderella” [7] Kiersey Clemons , Jacqueline Toboni , and Jaz Sinclair Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg 22 September 2016
3 “Brewery Brothers” [7] Evan Jonigkeit , Aya Cash , Dave Franco and Zazie Beetz Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg 22 September 2016
4 “Controlada” [7] Aislinn Derbez , Raúl Castillo , and Mauricio Ochmann Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg 22 September 2016
5 “Art and Life” [7] Marc Maron and Emily Ratajkowski Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg 22 September 2016
6 “Utopia” [7] Orlando Bloom , Malin Åkerman , and Kate Micucci Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg 22 September 2016
7 “Chemistry Read” [7] Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Jane Adams , Michael Chernus, and Jake Johnson Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg 22 September 2016
8 “Hop Dreams” [7] Hannibal Buress , Dave Franco , Zazie Beetz, Aya Cash, and Evan Jonigkeit Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg 22 September 2016

Reception

The first season of Easy Early Positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 92% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes , based were 13 reviews, with an average rating of 8/10. [8] On Metacritic , the season holds a rating of 74 out of 100, based on 9 reviews, indicating “favorable reviews”. [9]

References

  1. Jump up^ Ariana Bacle. “Drinking Buddies filmmaker Joe Swanberg gets his own Netflix series” . EW .
  2. Jump up^ Lesley Goldberg. “Mumblecore Master Joe Swanberg Sets Star-Studded Comedic Anthology Series at Netflix” . Hollywood Reporter .
  3. Jump up^ Metz, Nina (September 22, 2016). “The TV Show that Joe Swanberg Wants to Do for the Rest of His Life” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved September 24, 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ Petski, Denise (July 27, 2016). “‘Black Mirror’, ‘One Day At A Time’ & More Get Premiere Dates On Netflix – TCA” . Deadline.com . Retrieved July 27, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ Perez, Rodrigo (April 7, 2017). “Joe Swanberg Talks ‘Win It All,’ ‘Easy’ & His Fruitful Creative Collaboration With Jake Johnson” . The Playlist . Retrieved April 7, 2017 .
  6. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2016). “Netflix Sets Joe Swanberg Anthology Series ‘Easy'” . Deadline.com . Retrieved September 26, 2016 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:h Ben Travers (22 September 2016). “‘Easy’ Review: Grading Every Episode of Joe Swanberg’s Profound New Netflix Series” . IndieWire . Retrieved 22 September 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ “Easy: Season 1 (2016)” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved September 29, 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ “Easy: Season 1” . Metacritic . Retrieved September 26, 2016.

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