Reviewed by Joy Parris-Looking for a witty, funny, sexy, coming-of-age show for grown-ups. Then tune in on November 17th to watch the first two episodes.
Recently divorced 41-year-old Toby Fleishman(Jesse Eisenberg) is exploring the world of online dating, a phenomenon that was not part of his world in his youth. But with his newfound freedom and the plethora of dating apps at his disposal, he is like a kid in a candy store tasting forbidden candy. But just as he begins to get in the dating zone, his ex-wife, “Rachel” (Claire Danes), disappears, leaving him with 11-year-old “Hannah” (Meara Mahoney Gross) and 9-year-old “Solly” (Maxim Swinton) and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return. Her disappearance puts Toby in an emotional crisis as he attempts to balance his dating life and take care of his children. As he reconnects with his old friends “Libby” (Lizzy Caplan) and “Seth” (Adam Brody) he has to take a closer look at what happened to his marriage.
Fleishman Is In Trouble allows us to look in the mirror and ask ourselves questions about commitment love and marriage. What happens to the dreams of our youth and the excitement of life?
Watching Toby reclaim his machismo through his newly discovered dating universe is a modern commentary on the values permeating our current relationship culture.
I truly enjoyed this series and I think it will give us a lot to think about and talk about with our friends and loved ones. If you’re ready to enjoy a common human experience then tune in Thursday, November 11th on Hulu to watch the first two episodes.