With an uncreative name like A to Z, I wasn’t sure about last night’s NBC premiere. What really caught my attention was the quirky way Zelda, played by Cristin Milioti, shot down Andrew, played by Ben Feldman, in all his attempts at romance in all the previews. Strangely, Zelda reminded me of myself in that way. Therefore, I sat in front of my TV at 9:30 last night waiting to see what this show was all about.
This “romantic comedy” comes with a hot, awkward guy named Andrew, who works at an online dating agency, and a hardworking lawyer named Zelda. Both have their quirks and are sadly, alone.
This comedy was both awkward and wonderful in my opinion. Luckily, I didn’t judge a book by its cover because its name is really terrible. However, I do understand it a bit more now. The series follows the relationship between Andrew and Zelda from a to z. Episode one started with acquaintance which was still corny, but not quite as bad as before.
Clouded with crazy coincidences and strange interactions between characters, the show kept me hooked the whole time. I wanted to see what would happen to the two main characters, who I already felt connected to. Andrew is such a believer in destiny and true love while Zelda is an epic realist. How could they ever end up together?
“This is destiny!” exclaimed Andrew.
“No it’s not,” stated Zelda dead-pan.
I fell in love with the series quickly because of its fantastic one-liners and its awkwardness. On that note, I think I might set a record for the number of times someone uses awkward in one blog post. With said word, though, I have the best intentions.
“It turns out we’re just too different. I live in reality, and he believes in destiny… and probably unicorns,” Zelda explained.
I thought that the show was short and sweet only being half an hour, and I completely agree with all the positive critic reviews. Critics called it quirky and described the cast as magical, and I don’t know if I could say it better.
Personally, I can’t wait to see what happens in Andrew and Zelda’s eight month three week five day one hour relationship. After all, that hour seems pretty eventful. The producers couldn’t leave all of romantic comedy behind since the episode ended with a romantic kiss by a fountain.
If you didn’t catch the first episode last night, check it out tonight at 8:30 on NBC. It’s definitely worth a half an hour of your life. Happy kommenting :)