“Hello Ladies” is HBO’s new Sunday night comedy series, and we’re breaking down the top five reasons you’ll want to tune in this season on Sundays at 10pm.
1. Stephen Merchant
The show comes from the brilliant mind of writer/director Stephen Merchant, who co-wrote and co-directed a little show called “The Office” — the original British series also co-created by Ricky Gervais. The friends also earned executive producer credits for the U.S. series of the same name.
Merchant emerges from behind the camera as the star of “Hello Ladies.”
And he isn’t bad at lip syncing, either:
2. The plot Line
Gawky English web designer comes to Los Angeles to find the woman of his dreams. It isn’t easy.
3. The co-stars
Merchant and friend “Jessica,” played by Christine Woods, are clearly fated to be mated or at least BFFs. Kyle Mooney plays his bumbling assistant and Nate Torrence his newly single friend.
4. Awkward humour
Sure the cringe-worthy comedy thing might be a bit too overdone at this point, but there’s no harm in some light-hearted fun and brainless giggles. And if there’s anyone you’re going to want to see do it, we promise it’s Stephen Merchant.
5. Los Angeles clichés
Much of the humour is in part to the cliché references to Hollywood: acting classes, web series, melancholic jazz music, and an oh-so-trendy Runyon Canyon hike.
Check out the “Hello Ladies” trailer below:
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