Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For Your Consideration: Lynn Cohen

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Master of None "Old People"

I did not expect Aziz Ansari's Master of None to be one of the most genuine and sentimental shows I've ever seen on television. Part of that charm is that the show's writers present characters and situations that are well within the bounds of realism--there's no "concept" binding things together, just straightforward characters and situations. Okay, maybe the "let's go to a different city for our first date" is a bit of a concept.

Cohen plays this character a bit dry, avoiding grandmother cliches, and ends up giving us something that William H. Macy or Joe Mantegna might have. (Those dudes are good actors, so that means she did good.)

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