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  • Summary: The comedy from former SNL writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider where a 29-year-old aspiring actor (Drew Tarver) and his 30-year-old sister (Heléne York) deal with finding themselves and feeling envy as their 12-year-old brother (Case Walker) becomes an instant internet star.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Jan 24, 2019
    100
    The Other Two is so smart and so funny about celebrity, success, family, pop culture, relationships, and the various kingdoms of Andy Cohen’s reality-show empire. It’s a star-making vehicle for Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver. ... The Other Two is TV’s first can’t-miss comedy of 2019.
  2. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Jan 14, 2019
    91
    The Other ensemble is across-the-board excellent. ... With its blend of biting showbiz commentary and earned emotional moments, The Other Two is a goofy gem, a modern-day fable about the healing power of other people’s fame.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 24, 2019
    85
    While the premise is plenty clever, it's the writing -- courtesy of former "SNL" head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, who created the show -- that consistently generates laughs, from the title of Chase's hit song ("I Want to Marry You at Recess") to a red-carpet line interviewer who earnestly follows up the question "Boxers or briefs?" with "Israel or Palestine?"
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 16, 2019
    80
    No reservations, just a ringing endorsement for Comedy Central’s The Other Two, a smart half-hour comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jan 24, 2019
    80
    The Other Two doesn’t actually make many mistakes in its short and delightful first season, as it holds a mirror up to our celebrity-saturated culture while also making us admit that sometimes we deride it only because we aren’t a part of it.
  6. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jan 31, 2019
    70
    A raunchy comedy of soul-degrading envy and desperation, with an unexpectedly sweet core. [4-17 Feb 2019, p.13]
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Haigis
    Jan 24, 2019
    50
    [In] fleeting moments, the series reveals qualities in Brooke and Cary which amount to more than mere generational punchlines. Mostly, though, The Other Two is determined to define the siblings by their age bracket, and amounts to yet another portrait of underachieving, navel-gazing ‘80s babies.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 19, 2019
    10
    This show gets better with each episode and continues to surprise. Clever comedy that makes you laugh.
  2. Jan 25, 2019
    8
    I was not expecting to like this show but the premise is so well thought out and the idea of being siblings of a beiberesque superstar is anI was not expecting to like this show but the premise is so well thought out and the idea of being siblings of a beiberesque superstar is an interesting way to represent disappointment through millennials. Expand
  3. Feb 14, 2019
    7
    I happened to see a promo for this show while I was watching a old classic series on Comedy Central. I figured, what the heck, I'll give it aI happened to see a promo for this show while I was watching a old classic series on Comedy Central. I figured, what the heck, I'll give it a watch.

    It's a surprise.

    This show succeeds where the show Nobodies failed. The writing is quite good. The actors work excellently in their characters. Oh so well.

    The writers have captured something elusive here. The bonding among the three siblings is strong, and is a strong part of the show.

    And its funny. Real humor.
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