DIVORCE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON REVIEWED
“Divorce” is a show I like, but don’t love. Hopefully, Season 2 changes that this year. The similarities to “Catastrophe” are apparent, but there’s way more heart on this show. Church could be a buffon and Parker an ice queen. However, they are just two people that used to be in love and now have to figure out what it takes to leave each other. It’s quite depressing, but in a satisfying way.
I haven’t cared for anything starring Parker in a long time, but she’s finding her footing after an era spent dolling up the vapid and inconsequential. Now, she gets to rediscover what works in her acting and form connections with similar aged talents. I just wish the show could find something to do with Molly Shannon. A comedic talent like that should never ever be left to twist in the wind. That being said, the first season ends with a feeling that all of this has been build-up to something greater.
Whatever that sense of greater is…I’m going to be there. Hopefully with a few of the other dramatic tinged romps ending, HBO can start pushing this a bit harder.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track