Coming from the creators of Girls, and starring David Tennant and Jennifer Garner, hopes were high for this HBO comedy, which is based upon a UK series of the same name. Girls had some ups and downs, but it was a strong, unique voice, while Tennant's almost always great and this is something of a comeback year for Garner, after her great performance in Love, Simon.
In translating the series to America, Camping has lost the biting, satirical humour that helped make the original stand out. The characters are still largely horrible, but this version tries to make them a little likeable, and it's in doing that it ends up not really doing anything, and you just end up wondering why they're behaving as they are. It's not outright terrible, but it can come off as irritating, and the laughs are too few and far between.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.