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01st Jan 2024

Netflix has just added a hidden gem comedy series

Stephen Porzio


Its co-creator directed Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and Green Book.

Kicking off the new year in style, Netflix has just added a hidden gem comedy series.

Titled Loudermilk, the show was co-created by Peter Farrelly (who directed Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and Green Book) and stars Ron Livingston (Office Space, Swingers) as Sam Loudermilk – a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counsellor with an extremely bad attitude.

The plot synopsis for the show reads:

“Sam Loudermilk, a former music critic and a recovering alcoholic, is a substance abuse counsellor and support group leader living in Seattle who regularly doles out clever but acid-tongued critiques to his clients, his friends, and any random person he interacts with.

“Loudermilk, who does not have his life together in the way one might expect of a counsellor, is somewhat nicer to the few people close to him, including his best friend and usually sober sponsor, Ben Burns (Will Sasso), and his sponsee and unplanned roommate, the young Claire Wilkes (Anja Savcic).”

Loudermilk has just been added to Netflix

Originally premiering Stateside on the now defunct Audience Network, the show ran for three seasons between 2017 and 2020 and earned very positive reviews from critics – with its first season scoring 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Here is a sample of some of the praise the show’s first season received:

The Hollywood Reporter: “Credit [creators Bobby] Mort and Farrelly with slowly building out an eclectic little comedy that really grows on you.”

Los Angeles Times: “Though it feels contrived at times, or willfully outrageous – this is Peter Farrelly of the Farrelly Brothers, remember – it can also be authentically charming.”

San Francisco Chronicle: “Loudermilk stands out for several reasons, first among them, the show’s beautifully realised scripts, followed closely behind by fascinating performances.”

Washington Post: “Symbolically picks up where Gen-X totems like Singles and Reality Bites left off decades ago.”

Loudermilk’s three seasons are now available to stream in Ireland and the UK. You can watch a trailer for the show right here:

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