togetherness the complete first seasonIf you are between the ages of thirty and forty then you will find something to sink your teeth into with Togetherness. The latest creation of the Duplass brothers is highly relatable for people of those ages. We have all gone through a lot of what they are dealing with – marriage, kids, sex, career and friendship. Life and all its ups, downs and transitions are on display here.


The four main characters, Brett (played by Mark Duplass), his wife Michelle (played by Melanie Lynskey), her older sister Tina (played by Amanda Peet) and Brett’s friend Alex (played by Steve Zissis), are all somehow related to the film industry (the series takes place in Los Angeles). An interesting look at the lives of people who work in the industry but are not high profile stars rather just regular folk with typical problems. The day to day details of average thirty and forty-somethings – who knew that was fodder for a television series?!


As this is a Duplass brothers’ production it is not surprising that there is an indie vibe going on as they have pretty much built their careers on making successful independent films. As for the tone of the whole thing it can be moody at times but there are also healthy doses of comedy and some discomfort thrown in to stir the pot.


The problems are dealt with in a realistic manner but also in an oftentimes humourous way. Sometimes the characters can be a little whiney or inactive in regards to their problems for my liking, but we all know people like that, don’t we? As long as you get through the first couple of episodes you will feel invested and as if you know all these people.


Special Features:

-Digital Copy

-Inside the Episode (1080p; 11:46) short overviews of each of the eight episodes includes interviews and behind the scenes stuff.

-Deleted Scenes (1080p; 4:15)

-Amanda and Steve (1080p; 5:02) an interview with both Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis