One of the drawbacks of attempting to watch a movie a day is, if you’re a horrible planner, you’ll spend a lot of wasted time wondering which movie you’ll want to see on that given day. Close to an hour of Netflix browsing led me to Between Us, which I initially viewed as an insightful, if not innocuous romantic comedy toplined by Ben Feldman and Olivia Thirlby. My expectations for the film were low, and thank goodness the don’t judge a book by its cover take applied to this first rate narrative. Review below!!
Actress America Ferrera’s career started off with the well received 2002 drama Real Women Have Curves, and since then she’s carved out a successful career on television (Ugly Betty) and film (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and How To Train Your Dragon movies). Now she’s anchoring the new series Superstore, which also co-stars Ben Feldman (Mad Men) as the new kid in town.
Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother) and Ben Feldman (Mad Men) play apparently mismatched couples in the upcoming NBC comedy A to Z. The series premiers October 2 (9:30 pm et/pt), but the pilot can currently be viewed on the show’s official page.
Milioti’s chemistry with Josh Radnor led many How I Met Your Mother fans to wonder why Ted and the mom didn’t live happily ever after. For Feldman, his inevitably heartbreaking and memorable run as Michael Ginsberg was anchored by his creative rapport with co-star Elisabeth Moss.
During the A to Z interviews, I asked Milioti and Feldman if chemistry among actors is simply innate or if it can be worked on through the rehearsal process. Check out the video below for their answer.
Cristin Milioti, best known for her beloved recurring role on How I Met Your Mother and for her acclaimed turn as “Girl” on the stage version of Once, head back to television this fall with NBC’s A to Z. The story centers on a lawyer (Milioti) who meets her prospective soulmate (Mad Men’s Ben Feldman) at a dating agency.
Their mismatched relationship runs the gamut from “a to z” (hence the title), and the show will look at eight months, three weeks, five days, and one hour of their coupling. If the pair survive past that time period is anyone’s guess, but obviously if the show’s a hit we’ll get to examine many facets of their journey.
During the A to Z interviews, Cristin Milioti reflected on her time with How I Met Your Mother, calling the environment one of the warmest sets she’s ever encountered. Check out the video below and watch Milioti (and Ben Feldman) talk about How I Met Your Mother:
A to Z premieres on NBC October 2 (9:30 pm et/pt).