Marissa Ziets

One of the Best Things I Saw at Sundance 2017 Was a TV Pilot [Slash Film]

Marissa Ziets
One of the Best Things I Saw at Sundance 2017 Was a TV Pilot [Slash Film]

The second pilot they screened was for a comedy series called Playdates starring Paul Scheer as a new stay-at-home dad who is trying to fit into a Silicon Valley-like elitist community. Carla Gallo, Miles Fisher, Craig Frank, Gemma Brooke Allen, Landon Gordon co-star. This series was a lot more professionally shot and features a bunch of laughs. I’m not typically a guy who watches sitcoms or TV comedies, but I particularly loved a running motif of Scheer’s character imagining flash-forwards to his daughter’s fucked-up life resulting from his poor parenting decisions. Playdates is a show that would certainly fit in on the Hulu lineup, I can’t imagine it won’t get picked up by someone.