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Casual: Season 1 (2015)




Critic Consensus: Jason Reitman's Casual is a funny -- albeit very specific -- look at modern dating, sharpened by edgy dialogue and self-assured performances.


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Valerie (Michaela Watkins) is a recently divorced therapist with a 16-year old daughter, Laura (Tara Lynne Barr). Together, they move in with Alex (Tommy Dewey), Valerie's brother, a longtime bachelor and creator of a popular dating site. Now, all three lean on each other as they navigate difficult relationships, tricky social circles, and the struggles of everyday life.


Tara Lynne Barr
as Laura Cole
Michaela Watkins
as Valerie Cole
Patrick Heusinger
as Michael Carr
Tommy Dewey
as Alex Cole
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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (26)

"Casual" slowly reveals unique characters searching for connection when the rhythms of modern life often alienate us.

November 26, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Casual ventures into relatively unexplored territory and finds some fresh laughs and insights along the way. But it winds up in an unpleasant place.

October 13, 2015 | Full Review…

But in the writing and in the performances, there's bottomless compassion for this family and its awkward efforts at healing itself.

October 7, 2015 | Full Review…
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In general, there's a solid cast on display here.

October 7, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Casual also seems to be a mandate for the cast and creative crew behind this laid-back but thoughtful and well-observed comedy about love and family in the modern age.

October 7, 2015 | Full Review…
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Casual falls into the more indie-dramedy category of television than anything else, so viewers looking for a neatly packaged, shiny family comedy can look elsewhere. But those seeking a bolder, fresher take can direct themselves to Casual.

October 7, 2015 | Full Review…

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