- Network: HBO
- Series Premiere Date: Jan 11, 2015
Season #: 2, 1
Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 59 out of 74
Mixed: 6 out of 74
Negative: 9 out of 74
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Sep 18, 2015I am in LOVE with Togetherness. The characters are beautifully human and tender. I wasn't expecting to be so charmed by the sweetness of this series, but I'm so glad I chose this for a late night binge. The stories unfold with a melancholy earnestness that drew me in from the very first episode. I'm very excited for season 2!
Jan 12, 2015I thoroughly enjoyed it. I give it an 8 to allow for room to bloom. Unlike HenryD, I loved the characters and found them to be authentic sharing very human moments with one another. I smiled and laughed a good bit except in the darker, dramatic moments. I enjoy this one because based on the first episode it has a lot of heart to lighten up and balance out the weightier issues going onI thoroughly enjoyed it. I give it an 8 to allow for room to bloom. Unlike HenryD, I loved the characters and found them to be authentic sharing very human moments with one another. I smiled and laughed a good bit except in the darker, dramatic moments. I enjoy this one because based on the first episode it has a lot of heart to lighten up and balance out the weightier issues going on these lives. This is the better version (assuming it maintains the quality of episode 1) of FX's Married which I found to be utterly depressing and barely laughed the whole season. It was more painful to watch Married than some dramas, but hopefully this will keep a flow of light anchored well into the season. Duplass Bros. are gifted at great writing. They have an excellent track record. However this plays out I expect it will be worth the commitment.… Expand
Jan 23, 2015I'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.
Dec 6, 2015I 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.
Jan 12, 2015A 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.
Feb 17, 2015So 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.
May 20, 2018Sad this one didn’t totally get a fair shake. Likeable, terribly frustrating characters with unbelievable chemistry.
Mar 23, 2015I wasn’t a big fan of the pilot. It felt too dull and unfunny at most times. But I am glad I gave this show more time to find its footing and its balance between drama and comedy.
One thing I liked about Togetherness is how it feels like a comedy show but at the same time has dramatic elements in it and I think that makes the show quite realistic. I liked how it deals with aI wasn’t a big fan of the pilot. It felt too dull and unfunny at most times. But I am glad I gave this show more time to find its footing and its balance between drama and comedy.
One thing I liked about Togetherness is how it feels like a comedy show but at the same time has dramatic elements in it and I think that makes the show quite realistic.
I liked how it deals with a long-term marriage in such a realistic way as Brett (played by show co-creator Mark Duplass) and Michelle (played by Melanie Lynskey) try their best to make their romance alive once again without any soap opera elements in that situation.
I also liked how the show develops a new yet complicated flirtatious relationship between Tina (played by Amanda Peet) and Alex (played by Steve Zissis). I think this is the show’s comedic plot because there are times when I cringed and facepalmed so much that I laugh as well because of how awkward it is.
The character development flows naturally with the plot and again makes this show realistic as it doesn’t feel abrupt or sudden at all.
Although this isn’t one of my favorites, I will continue watching Togetherness because this show had potential and has interesting stories that I would still like to continue watching in the next season.… Expand
Nov 30, 2015It'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.
Jan 31, 2015We watched all three episodes in a row and were disappointed that the next ones weren't available. The dialog and relationships between the characters all had resonance. We found them to be more three dimensional than in many shows. It was funny and sweet while not being slapstick. Looking forward to the next episodes.
Awards & Rankings
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.
The four lead characters don't come off as deliberately, purposefully awful. In fact, they're so likable that their self-sabotaging almost adds to their charms. You're rooting for everyone, even when they're at cross-purposes.