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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 11, 2015
Season #: 1, 2
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79

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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

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  • Summary: Tina Morris (Amanda Peet) moves in with her sister Michelle and her husband, and Brett (Melanie Lynskey and Mark Duplass) and Brett’s friend Alex (Steve Zissis).
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Feb 26, 2016
    100
    Togetherness finds a lovely, inspirational cohesiveness in a remarkably brief amount of time. By the end of the second episode, it's clear something special is happening among the cast--Lynskey is the true standout, though Pappas and Peet won't be short of fans--and the two brothers leading them in front of and behind the camera couldn't be more in tune with everything they've created.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 5, 2015
    100
    Togetherness is easy to like on one level and probably a little more challenging as the Duplass brothers explore the quiet discontent among people who are just trying to do they best they can. It’s worth the effort. The emotional payoff is enormous.
  3. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Jan 7, 2015
    91
    It's a slower-paced, smaller-scale show about the sad reality of sticking it out in Hollywood into middle age. It also veers into weirder territory that would feel impossible outside California. But thanks to the chemistry between Peet and Zissis, it's endlessly engrossing.
  4. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jan 9, 2015
    80
    Four adults, tied together by blood, marriage, or friendship, all begin living under one roof, where they filter the sexlessness of marriage, the awkwardness of friend-zones, and the dread of potential spinsterhood through their very specific personalities--which just so happen to be winning enough to make the show addictive.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jan 12, 2015
    80
    There is so much quick-fire dialogue and subtle physical comedy in Togetherness, the four stars sometimes seem like a full-functioning comedy machine.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 8, 2015
    75
    It's almost a shrug of an opener, a bit diffident, a bit unfocused (not unlike Brett, in his less lucid moments). But Togetherness does gets better, and funnier.
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    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jan 12, 2015
    40
    Tiresome though well acted Togetherness finds HBO falling back into the niche rut of whiny indie-film malaise. [5-18 Jan 2015, p.16]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Dec 6, 2015
    10
    I gave this a 10 simply because its better than Transparent, which most definitely does not deserve the title of best show on this site. InI gave this a 10 simply because its better than Transparent, which most definitely does not deserve the title of best show on this site. In reality though, this show is average to good... at least it has some interesting character development and storyline.. rather than just shallow shock for ratings dumbed down crap, like Transparent. Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2015
    10
    It's just perfect. The work that the Duplass have done with this show is awesome. I don't think I've seen something as original and differentIt's just perfect. The work that the Duplass have done with this show is awesome. I don't think I've seen something as original and different as Togetherness. Expand
  3. Jan 23, 2015
    10
    I've watch two episodes so far and I think it's great. I don't know how to explain what the essence of my enjoyment is but it's somethingI've watch two episodes so far and I think it's great. I don't know how to explain what the essence of my enjoyment is but it's something about the interaction between the characters. It's either partially improvised or very well written but when the characters are talking, the conversations just seem real.

    I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the season.
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  4. Jan 12, 2015
    8
    A confident and charming pilot episode boasting a great cast. Here's hoping the underrated Melanie Lynskey and Amanda Peet get awards love.A confident and charming pilot episode boasting a great cast. Here's hoping the underrated Melanie Lynskey and Amanda Peet get awards love. With this and Amazon Prime's Transparent, the Duplass brothers are having a moment. Expand
  5. May 20, 2018
    8
    Sad this one didn’t totally get a fair shake. Likeable, terribly frustrating characters with unbelievable chemistry.
  6. Feb 17, 2015
    8
    So far I'm really liking it The characters seem really real to me - pretty flawed. I'm looking forward to watching more episodes. I see aSo far I'm really liking it The characters seem really real to me - pretty flawed. I'm looking forward to watching more episodes. I see a lot of potential. Expand
  7. Jan 11, 2015
    1
    Incredibly disappointed in the first episode. I've liked a couple of the Duplass Brothers' movies quite a bit and I'm at the same point inIncredibly disappointed in the first episode. I've liked a couple of the Duplass Brothers' movies quite a bit and I'm at the same point in life as the characters on this show so I thought it would be right in my wheel house. Instead, I found almost nothing authentic about these characters and was bored by what transpired. If it's supposed to be a comedy it was a failure for me because I didn't laugh or even smile at anything. If it was supposed to give me insights into life and humanity it was also a failure because there was nothing here that I found insightful. I'll watch a couple of more episodes in hopes it gets better because it has a number of positive reviews, but it will have to drastically improve for me to watch more than three. To sum up, I didn't really buy anything that was happening, but at least I was bored by it. Expand

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