A to Z (TV) (2014-2015)

A to Z (TV Series) (Season 1)
Running Time: 24 minutes

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Credit: NBC

Created by: Ben Queen

Starring: Ben Feldman, Cristin Milioti, Henry Zebrowski, Lenora Crichlow, Christina Kirk, Parvesh Cheena, Hong Chau, Katey Sagal

A to Z is a romantic comedy sitcom that follows the lives of Andrew (Feldman), an Assistant Marketing at an internet dating site and Zelda (Milioti), a no-nonsense lawyer. As destiny have it, the two meet when Zelda tries to resolve a mismatch dating dispute and the two singletons suddenly find themselves falling for each other. The series chronicles their relationship timeline “from A to Z”.

To me, A to Z felt like a TV version of (500) Days of Summer where instead of jumping to and fro on the leads’ relationship, it details the relationship’s development chronologically with each letter in the alphabet as a theme for each episode. Unfortunately, the show didn’t manage to finish all 26 letters, leaving audiences at ‘M’ for Meant to Be. I gave the show a go recently when I was looking for a completed sitcom to binge on. I found myself disappointed from the first episode and this continued for more or less the entire show with the exception of a few episodes (‘B’ is for Big Glory, ‘C’ is for Curiouser and Curiouser, ‘E’ is for Ectoplasm, and ‘F’ is for Fight, Fight, Fight).

Although, the chemistry between Feldman and Milioti is evident and both are endearing on the show, however it wasn’t enough to carry the lackluster and gimmicky story line. Zebrowski and Crichlow played the leads’ best friends ended up being almost annoying characters on the show that didn’t help much with the story. Kirk, Cheena and Chau portrayed various staff members at Andrew’s workplace provided the comedic relief for the show were at times a lot more entertaining to watch than the actual relationship between Andrew and Zelda.

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Credit: NBC

Overall, the show didn’t leave much of a mark in TV land before it got cancelled after one season. To be frank, I wouldn’t really recommend this to anyone to watch, even if you’re a rom-com genre fan like myself, but there are quite a few who likes this show, so if you’re searching for something light to watch, you can always give this show a try.

Rating: 3 out of 10
Platypus

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