I’m Sorry is real, relatable and just so Savage
There’s so much to love in this series that’s filled with the comedic voice of creator and star Andrea Savage (of Veep and Episodes fame). As the lead, playing a version of herself, she’s endearingly funny and foul-mouthed in a way that never seems forced or out of character.
The show follows her life as a comedy writer in Los Angeles, but she’s also a wife and mom. While the everyday life of a comedy writer might not be the most original premise for a series, it’s the way I’m Sorry is told that is refreshing – namely, the hefty dose of frank lewdness that we seldom see on-screen, and hardly ever from the perspective of a woman comedian.
And, of course, the situations that Andrea’s off-colour comments get her into are hilariously cringe-worthy. Whether she’s having a sex talk, explaining Nazis to her precocious daughter, or putting her foot in her mouth with a fellow parent, Andrea finds a way to push the boundaries of what we think of as acceptable, even in the realm of adult-themed comedy. But it’s watching her trying to talk her way out that offers the most laughs.
Joining Andrea as her writing partner and friend is Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The League) as Kyle. They have a cracking dynamic going on, but their banter pales in comparison to Andrea’s jokes and repartee with her gorgeous husband, Mike (Tom Everett Scott). Their wholesome marriage is pure couple-goals, even (or especially?) when the jokes tend towards the X-rated.
With episode titles like Ass Cubes, the show’s humour sits a hundred percent firmly in the raunchy, vulgar adult category, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lesson, here: that women can be loving mothers and doting wives, as well as filthy and successful and funny writers. It’s one of the many reasons that critics love I’m Sorry.
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