Life in Pieces (Season 4) (2019)

With its episode order cut in half, this fourth season of the lovable CBS sitcom feels a bit on the rushed side, but that doesn’t take away from any of its effortless charm. The characters are so well established by now and their dynamics so lived in that it’s perfectly pleasant to watch them interact no matter what’s going on, which carries the viewer through relatively weaker episodes like “Jungle Push Resort Anniversary” and “Misery Turd Names Pills.” In the end this would end up being the last season as it was canceled, and while it makes the series finale a bit bittersweet (as it truly shakes up the formula in a number of ways that will now be unexplored), the ensemble acting remains the show’s greatest strengths. It’s hard to pinpoint a standout because every performer gets several chances to shine, but Thomas Sadowski’s Matt serves as the show’s flawed but well-meaning anchor while Dan Bakkedahl steals scenes left and right as Tim.

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

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