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‘Undateable’ Continues Hilarious Summer Run On NBC

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06/07/2014 5:57 am
PopWrapped | Television
‘Undateable’ Continues Hilarious Summer Run On NBC
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Angie Grace

Staff Writer

Whether you’re tuning in because you’ve seen any of the four comedians on the show perform stand-up, or because you were a fan of Chris D’elia because of “Whitney”, you should definitely be watching! From D’elia’s physical comedy to Brent Morin’s singing and unapologetic geeky-ness, Undateable is definitely worth giving a chance. Last week’s 2-episode premiere was hilarious.  We were introduced to Danny (played by Chris D’elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) who are new roommates and friends.  Danny tries to help Justin and his friends (played by Rick Glassman, David Fynn and Ron Funches) with dating. The first episode of this week dealt with Justin’s feelings for Nicki, and Danny, as always, is trying to lend a helping hand.  Justin is too afraid to say anything to Nicki about his feelings so he continues to find ways to spend time with her outside of the bar, including inviting her over to watch “Mad Men”. Danny warns Justin that he’s probably already stuck in “The Friend Zone” and calls himself literally “throwing” advice to Justin, in another classically hilarious Chris D’elia physical comedy stunt. In the midst of all of this, we get to see more of Ron Funches’ comedy chops.  Shelly gets angry early on in the episode at Leslie (Bianca Kajlich) for insulting his dear city of Detroit, or as he calls it, “A beautiful lady with an ample bosom.” Nicki later reveals she has a thing for Danny, which, obviously doesn’t go over well with Justin who in turn blames Danny. We then get to see another classic Chris D’elia move as he announces he’s a great dancer and goes on to dance around.  I’m pretty sure I saw Morin holding back laughs off to the side! Nicki later overhears Justin talking about how he feels about her in the bar, thanks to Danny, and runs to Justin, kissing him.  It was really sweet! Cue the feels! There is a lot of improvisation between the comedian/actors, which you can tell from time to time and just makes their dynamic funnier.  I also loved the riff between Leslie and Shelly as the two had their first side story. In the second episode, which wasn’t quite as funny as the first one, involves Leslie’s friend who Danny begins to fall for. Once they realize she’s not really interested in dating Danny, though they had a one night fling, we get to see Danny as vulnerable for the first time, which is endearing. Considering these were only the third and fourth episodes of the series so far, I’m already invested in these characters and would love to see where the story goes. Hopefully, the viewership will remain strong during the rest of the summer run. Undateable airs Thursday nights on NBC at 9/8c, showing 2 back to back episodes. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

       

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