Just started on a few episodes of Underemployed based on recommendations from my friend Melissa. Here are a few thoughts after about 8 episodes of this MTV drama that runs about 45 minutes per episode.
Firstly, a brief note about the story's background. Basically, the story runs around the lives of a group of 20-somethings who think that after graduation, wow, I'm gonna be someone amazing! Fast forward a year later, they end up very much like a lot of graduates out there - scraping by with starter jobs, internships and part-time jobs. One aspires to be a writer but works in a donut shop (Michelle Ang), another wants to be a top model (Diego Boneta) but gets underwear gigs for older ladies, another writes songs but gets waylaid in the process (Inbar Lavi), another is forced to grow up and get a desk job (Jared Kusniz) while another is stuck as an intern in an advertising company (Sarah Habel).
While looking up the show, I discovered that Michelle Ang's parents were Malaysian. Awesome! Her character is a bit confused but never boring. Sarah Habel and Diego Boneta are fabulous and they have a Robin-Barney, Jess-Nick thing going on (OTP alert!). The characters that grate on my nerves are the indecisive couple, Raviva and Lou! Anyway I don't know if I will be watching this show as I don't really love it yet, not even after 8 episodes. For me, I would rather watch a 25-minute episode of New Girl! ^__^
Character solo shots are posted below.
|Diego Boneta as Miles|
|Inbar Lavi as Raviva|
|Michelle Ang as Sophia|
|Jared Kusnitz as Lou|
|Sarah Habel as Daphne|
|One thing that they actually do right in this show is portray the friendship between these bunch of friends! :)|