The Good Others (Television Thoughts: The Other Two, Comedy Central)

MV5BNjYzN2JkZTgtNTMwZi00MTY5LTlkOTYtZTMwNTVhZGQ4MzgxXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMzY0MTE3NzU@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,666,1000_AL_Who would have thought that a sitcom about a tween singing sensation would be the gayest sitcom since ‘Golden Girls?’ Well, I guess I have to clarify – as the title suggests, the focus of the show is on the ‘other two,’ and int his case the ‘loser’ siblings of the Bieber-like character of Chase Dreams. Those two are played Helene York and Drew Tarver, she an ex-dancer and he a waiter-actor searching for his big break.

I am into the sixth episode now, and each one has been a winner. There’s the pilot where everything is set up, as their brother gets a barracuda of a manager (Ken Marino) who is ruthless and clueless a the same time (he tries to cover Chase’s Adam’s apple in one episode)  I especially love the mother character, Pat, played by Molly Shannon with non-sarcastic enthusiasm – you can sense that she loves her kids evenly even as her youngest skyrockets to stardom. There is a particular episode somewhat centered on Andy Cohen’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ that is so precious, so intricately written that to try to describe it would not give it justice. I know I am halfway through the season and am already dreading the finale.

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