No Activity: Season 1 – Opinion

No Activity premieres November 12th on CBS All Access.

Star Trek: Discovery may be over, but don’t cancel your CBS All Access subscription yet. At the same time as Discovery’s first season finale, the streaming service will premiere its first original comedy.

No Activity is definitely not the average comedy you’d expect to see on the main CBS network. In addition to a great cast in Patrick Brammall and Tim Meadows, the show also has an outstanding creative team with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell. Ferrell is also one of the many guest stars, which include Bridget Everett, Darren Gilshenan, Travis Guba, Jake Johnson, Sunita Mani, Jason Mantzoukas, Adrian Martinez, Jesse Plemons, Fred Pohl, Alex Rodriguez, Amy Sedaris, J.K. Simmons, Courtenay Taylor, Michaela Watkins and Daniel Zolghadri.

The eight episode season focuses on the mundane aspects of a high stakes operation. The characters are all part of a major drug cartel bust, yet No Activity follows two low-level cops who spend almost all their time in a car together and two criminals who largely kept in the dark about the cartel’s activities. It’s a clever idea that hasn’t really been done before. With the freedom that comes with being on All Access and not network TV, the writers can make the show as vulgar as they please.

Giving off more of a web series vibe as opposed the prestige we’ve become used to with other streaming services, No Activity is hardly a reason to subscribe to CBS All Access. If you’ve already paid for the service because you wanted to watch Star Trek or The Good Fight, then definitely give this comedy a try.

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