The masterminds behind Pitch Perfect just released all 7 episodes of Resident Advisors on Hulu and you totally need to binge watch it.
Last night I came home from work to several texts from my best friend about how there was this new comedy up on Hulu and how much she liked it. I was intrigued, obviously, because there are very few shows that one of us likes that the other doesn’t. So I decided, after a tiny bit of convincing myself, to binge-watch all 7 episodes. I’m glad I did.
The show is Resident Advisors. It takes place in a dorm hall and follows a handful of RAs as they try to rein in their residents. The characters follow a pretty standard set of archetypes – the overly ambitious good girl, the stoner, the weird girl, the “putting-themselves-through-school” workaholic, and the lovable old guy. Each episode is 22 minutes long and it’s amusing and easy to watch in one sitting. It’s a great show, which shouldn’t be surprising considering the masterminds behind Pitch Perfect are also behind Resident Advisors. Elizabeth Banks produces the comedy and it was co-written by Taylor Jenkins. So it’s that level of funny.
It stars Ryan Hansen, who played the lovable Dick (literally) in Veronica Mars which is still one of the best television shows ever created and then cancelled for no reason and yes I am still incredibly bitter about it. It also stars Jamie Chung who I loved as Mulan in Once Upon A Time, and so I decided to watch it despite King Bach also being in it. Bach is “vine famous” and I had previously insisted on not supporting those that became “vine famous” based on the kind of sketchiness that was going down with the app. Whether or not Bach is a part of that sketchiness is unknown, but I will no longer be boycotting what he does because his portrayal of Sam was great and I am not so stubborn as to not admit when someone is good at what they do.
There were quite a few Pitch Perfect actors guest starring on certain episodes. There were also a ton of fart jokes. It isn’t necessarily laugh-out-loud funny, but it’s much better than pretty much all of the sitcoms that got picked up by the major networks this past season. So if you’ve got a Hulu subscription (or know a person that knows a person that has one) I definitely recommend adding it to your watch list. It’s only like, 3.5 hours out of your life and it’s not like Game of Thrones is back yet.
About Taylor Jenkins Reid: Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author, essayist, and TV writer originally from Acton, Massachusetts. She co-wrote Resident Advisors scheduled to premiere on Hulu April 2015. Her debut novel, Forever, Interrupted, was optioned with Dakota Johnson attached to star. Her second book, After I Do, was hailed as a best summer reads by Elle and Shape Magazines. Her third book, Maybe In Another Life, will be out in July 2015. In addition to her novels, Taylor’s essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, xoJane, and a number of other blogs. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Rabbit.
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