Forever (Season 1) (2018)

This eight-episode exploration of the intersection between idealized love and the realities of long-term relationships is one of those shows that’s best experienced with little to no information ahead of time. Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen have the type of lived-in, entirely believable chemistry as a long-married couple facing one partner’s growing ennui and dissatisfaction, and both performers deliver some of their finest work (Rudolph, in particular, is adept at signaling resentment without even changing the tone of her voice, and without losing the audience’s support along the way). Additionally, the show’s structure is extraordinarily effective: Each episode builds upon what came first while also hurling the viewer into an ever-expanding internal universe that’s both unpredictable and delightful. It’s the type of genuinely unique shows that deserves at least one viewing, especially thanks to Rudolph and Armisen’s first-rate work.

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

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