Fall Premiere Pilot Review: Up All Night
Up All Night (NBC)
Okay I loved this episode. I really liked the authenticity of Reagan and Chris. While using humour, they were able to provide genuine examples of the struggles with being in a married relationship and having a new baby. I also appreciated the way they handled the stay-at-home dad story. They showed sincerity and emotion in Chris without demasculating him or making fun of him (ex.: talking to his new friend about his feelings). And the couple actually, however briefly, addresses issues of resentment that can arise when one parent sacrifices their career to raise their child. I also liked the way the show was edited as well as the progression of time. My only real criticism so far is Ava’s character: she’s a little too over-the-top and I think could benefit from some nuance and subtly, but that may come in future episodes.
Will definitely watch again.
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