Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called "life." No, I am not about to break into spontaneous song. I am here to tell you about the TV series "I'm Sorry" and why you should be watching it, because it will, in fact, help you get through this thing called "life."
"I'm Sorry" was created by (and stars) Andrea Savage, and, true to her name, she is one of the most savage, brilliant comedians to ever walk this planet. Yes, I realize how bold of a statement that is...but if you watch the show, you'll get it.
I could go on and on about what makes this show so great, but honestly it all boils down to one thing: It's REAL. Andrea Savage has managed to take the stereotypical "sitcom" trope and turn it into a dialogue about motherhood amidst working and trying to be a good wife and a good human and a creative all at the same. damn. time. She doesn't want to lose herself -- duh -- but how do you not when you're raising a tiny human? That's the million-dollar question, my friends, but she does it and does it well.
Now, if you won't watch for her, watch for Andrea's dear, sweet husband Mike, played by Tom Everett Scott. He's one of those guys you definitely recognize and feel like you've seen on TV a million times before, but it's just because he has a familiar face. Trust me. The dynamic between him and Andrea -- the way he balances out her wacky personality with his calm, cool demeanor -- is perfection. The epitome of "opposites attract."
Oh! And the topics they cover on this show! Racism. Body issues. Parenthood. Drugs. At one point, they even find out a fellow parent at their school has a prior career in porn. And although I'm not a parent, I do live in California...so I'm going to assume this isn't all that uncommon. Like I said: real.
"I'm Sorry" was, unfortunately, canceled after two seasons, no thanks to COVID and the filming restrictions many studios fell into. But I'm still holding onto hope that season 3 (that's already been written, according to Andrea!!!) could happen someday when the pandemic is over.
The plus side to the cancelation? It gives you zero reason not to give the show a try. Short episodes, two seasons...and Judy Greer playing the best friend (obviously). You can watch this in a day. You're welcome.