Forever: Season 1 – Review

Forever premieres September 14th on Amazon.

[Ed. note: Being that TV and City is on a bit of a hiatus, this article has not been edited.]

By Ariba Bhuvad

Wow, there is so much I want to say about Amazon’s latest comedy, Forever, but can’t–due to spoiler restrictions. And if I was able to convey every moment that made my heart soar or made me smile watching this series, this review would go on forever. But needless to say, this series will be one of the best shows to premiere this fall season. Yup, it’s that good.

Forever, starring and executive produced by SNL alums Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, is a unique love story that has not been done before, and not in this manner exactly. There is such a simplicity to the plot of Forever and Armisen and Rudolph give their best performance as on-screen husband and wife navigating through an interesting situation.

It makes total and complete sense why the premise, plot, and details of the series have to stay secret until the premiere because the entire first season is a journey viewers will laugh, cry, giggle, and smile through. If anything major was known going into it, it just wouldn’t feel the same. So trust me when I say, you just have to take my word for it.

At its heart, the series is about a marriage and the ease with which things can become routine, mundane, and almost robotic. If you think you know what Forever is about then be prepared to be thrown for a loop because what unfolds is not what you would expect–at all. Thanks to co-creators Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard, this series will finally give viewers a run for their money because the series, in general, is such a pleasant surprise full of unexpected moments.

The story about the two central characters, June (Rudolph) and Oscar (Armisen) is about a couple that works really well together but at the same time there’s something just not right, something that doesn’t quite click. It’s not that there is love lost between them but perhaps it’s because June desires more spontaneity and adventure out of life, and Oscar is content with their routines, annual trips, and traditions. Whatever the case may be, these differences lead the couple down a path that you will have to wait and watch to learn more about–but again trust me when I say, it’s worth waiting for.

By the time I completed the season, I was so sad that it was already over because it’s the type of feel good, relatable show you can just sit and watch for hours and secretly hope more episodes will appear out of nowhere. If only that was the case, right?

Don’t miss this amazing, funny, wonderful show when it premieres on Amazon because not only will you fall in love with the story, but you’ll fall in love with the chemistry between Armisen and Rudolph who make this story exactly what it is–perfect.

I give Forever an A.