Casual: Season 1

Casual: Season 1

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A dysfunctional family tries to help each other navigate the modern dating scene. Recent divorcee Tara and her bachelor brother coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under the same roof again for the second time and raising her teenage daughter.

2015Rating: TV-MAUSACasual Productions, Right of Way Films
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Newly-divorced Valerie and her teenage daughter, Laura, move in with... More Valerie’s younger brother, Alex. A committed bachelor and casual dater, Alex sets Valerie up via his popular dating website.

EPISODE 1.10

Dave

Alex leans on Leon for emotional support. Laura contemplates a... More new life. Valerie, Alex, and Emmy reach an impasse.

EPISODE 1.2

Friends

Alex hangs out with Valerie’s new friend, Leon. Valerie parties... More with a group of 20-somethings. Laura gets in over her head at a house party.

EPISODE 1.3

Animals

Valerie decides to make a major move, but financial realities... More get in the way. Alex adopts a new friend. Laura fantasizes about an older man.

EPISODE 1.4

...

Valerie breaks Alex's rules on casual sex. Alex is interviewed... More about his dating website. Laura takes things up a notch with an older man.

EPISODE 1.5

Mom

Valerie and Alex's mother shows up unannounced. Valerie receives sound... More advice from an unlikely source. Laura and Michael share a moment.

EPISODE 1.6

Biden

Alex's secret leads to a pleasant surprise. Laura bonds with... More Michael after things spin out of control at school. Valerie opens up with her ex-husband.

EPISODE 1.7

Home

Alex, Emmy, and Leon get adventurous. Laura is devastated by... More news involving her mother, Valerie.

EPISODE 1.8

Bottles

Laura invites several unwelcome guests to Alex's house for Thanksgiving... More dinner they'll all never forget.

EPISODE 1.9

Mars

Tensions run high at Dawn and Charles' rehearsal dinner. Laura... More attends an art exhibition. A discovery shocks Alex to his core.

Casual: Season 1 | Reviews

92%37 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Casual, like the better indie films it resembles, is distinguished by the little things, especially the trench-warrior camaraderie between the siblings.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Casual isn’t perfect yet... (but it) is headed in the right direction.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Over the course of the first season, Reitman and his fellow directors... set a consistently mellow yet melancholy tone that isn’t necessarily easy to binge-watch.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Casual is an undeniably entertaining show. Watkins is a likeable lead and there’s a smattering of smart lines... (but) it needs more to stand out from the crowd.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Casual is a beautiful, funny, ugly, wonderful thing. Missteps happen, and it does almost no damage to the glittering whole.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It’s smart, funny, disarmingly sincere and sneakily self-aware.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

A brittle, brilliant, binge-worthy comedy.

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Salon

Salon

Casual is a weird show, and at first, it’s not entirely easy to go with its erratic flow.

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Vox

Vox

Casual definitely gets better as it goes along.

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Vulture

Vulture

Casual is often smart, and it’s well paced, and it addresses its to-do list head-on. Michaela Watkins is the best. But there’s just not quite enough happening...

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Casual: Season 1 | Release Details

Casual: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.