Easy (TV series)
|Created by||Joe Swanberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||30 minutes|
(Worldwide) – present
Easy is a comedy-drama anthology series written, directed, edited and produced by Joe Swanberg. It consists of eight half-hour episodes. The series is set in Chicago. The first season was released on Netflix on September 22, 2016.
- Jane Adams as Annabelle Jones
- Suzanne Adent as Penny
- Malin Åkerman as Lucy
- Andrew Bachelor as Andrew
- Zazie Beetz as Noelle
- Orlando Bloom as Tom
- Hannibal Buress as Jason
- Aya Cash as Sherri
- Raúl Castillo as Bernie
- Michael Chernus as Kyle
- Kiersey Clemons as Chase
- Aislinn Derbez as Gabi
- Dave Franco as Jeff
- Noah Hopkins as Russ
- Jake Johnson as Andrew
- Evan Jonigkeit as Matt
- Marc Maron as Jacob Malco
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Sophie
- Kate Micucci as Annie
- Mauricio Ochmann as Martin
- Emily Ratajkowski as Allison Lizowska
- Elizabeth Reaser as Andi
- Rebecca Spence as Cheryl
- Marz Timms as Van Howard
- Jacqueline Toboni as Jo
- Lucas Von Kampen as Allan
In March 2016, it was announced Netflix had ordered a season of eight episodes, with Joe Swanberg writing and directing the series, with Michael Chernus, Marc Maron, Elizabeth Reaser, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jake Johnson, Aya Cash, Dave Franco, Jane Adams, Hannibal Buress, Kiersey Clemons, Orlando Bloom, and Malin Åkerman starring.
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|Title||Starring||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"The Fucking Study"||Michael Chernus and Elizabeth Reaser||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|2||"Vegan Cinderella"||Kiersey Clemons, Jacqueline Toboni, and Jaz Sinclair||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|3||"Brewery Brothers"||Evan Jonigkeit, Aya Cash, Dave Franco, and Zazie Beetz||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|4||"Controlada"||Aislinn Derbez, Raúl Castillo, and Mauricio Ochmann||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|5||"Art and Life"||Marc Maron and Emily Ratajkowski||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|6||"Utopia"||Orlando Bloom, Malin Åkerman, and Kate Micucci||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|7||"Chemistry Read"||Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jane Adams, Michael Chernus, and Jake Johnson||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|8||"Hop Dreams"||Hannibal Buress, Dave Franco, Zazie Beetz, Aya Cash, and Evan Jonigkeit||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
The first season of Easy received positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 92% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 8/10. On Metacritic, the season holds a rating of 74 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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- Lesley Goldberg. "Mumblecore Master Joe Swanberg Sets Star-Studded Comedic Anthology Series at Netflix". Hollywood Reporter.
- Metz, Nina (September 22, 2016). "The TV Show that Joe Swanberg Wants to Do for the Rest of His Life". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- Petski, Denise (July 27, 2016). "'Black Mirror', 'One Day At A Time' & More Get Premiere Dates On Netflix – TCA". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2016). "Netflix Sets Joe Swanberg Anthology Series 'Easy'". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
- Ben Travers (22 September 2016). "'Easy' Review: Grading Every Episode of Joe Swanberg's Profound New Netflix Series". IndieWire. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "Easy: Season 1 (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
- "Easy: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved September 26, 2016.