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‘Friends from College’ Review: Immaturity Reigns Supreme in Nicholas Stoller’s Excellent Netflix Series

In the second episode of Friends from College, Sam (Annie Parisse) and Ethan (Keegan-Michael Key) meet at Manhattan’s famously unpopular Jekyll & Hyde restaurant during the day. Considering the fact that the place is largely seen as a tourist trap, their hope is that it will be the perfect place to discuss their long-standing extramarital affair without running the risk of bumping into anyone they know. The symbolism is more than a bit on the nose. And yet, not long into their discussion about a passionate kiss at a recent party celebrating the return of Ethan and his wife, Lisa (Cobie Smulders), to the five boroughs, a college friend recognizes Key’s character and nearly blows their cover. It’s a moment that confronts an illusion that both Sam and especially Ethan have bought into over their years of meeting in Chicago hotel rooms for illicit thrills, a belief that their desire to be with one another is somehow separate from their regular lives and not a direct result of their uncertainty or boredom with their everyday existence. And much of what Nicholas Stoller‘s often uproarious miniseries circles around throughout its eight episodes is a simultaneous denial and indulgence of the competitive, immature id in people who take great pride in their belief that they are "adults." READ MORE...

Friends From College: The Guest Stars You Need to Watch

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Friends From College Isn't Good, but Four of Its Guest Stars Are Great

  Netflix's hangout comedy Friends From College premiered Friday, introducing us to a group of old college friends (obviously) now pushing 40 but still living it up like they're barely of drinking age. Their misadventures are occasionally amusing, but for the most part, the series never lives up to   ...Read More... ...   //www.tvguide.com/news/friends-from-college-review-chris-elliott-kate-mckinnon-ike-barinholtz-seth-rogen/?rss=breakingnews

Friends From College Tries Too Hard, But Still Delivers Some Laughs

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Review: With Grating Friends From College, Who Needs Enemies?

Watching this Netflix comedy, with likable actors playing hateable college pals, feels like an eternity.  ...Read More... http://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/arts/television/netflix-friends-from-college-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Friends From College Review: Very Funny, But Infidelity Is A Drag

Reuniting with old friends from college can be a lot of fun. You relive some of the defining moments of your youth, put a little spring in your step and sometimes even reconnect with the one that got away. The upcoming Netflix series, Friends From College, reunites six friends from Harvard who are heading into their 40swhen two who married join the rest in the big city.  ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/06/friends-from-college-review-very-funny-but-infidelity-is-a-drag/