Wednesday, 8 p.m., Freeform

Summary

Esther (Esther Povitsky) and Benji (Benji Aflalo) are best friends who help each other deal with life in Los Angeles in this comedy from Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffe (aka The Lonely Island)

What The Critics Say (Metascore 60)

  • Fresh, funny and fearless, Alone Together introduces two new voices whose exploits are far more relatable than some recent past series about young people (cough, cough, “Girls,” cough, cough). — Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Esther and Benji are both fractionally employed and complain frequently about their miserable finances, their singledom and their lousy lots in life. What they mostly do, though, is compulsively talk about food and shame. Esther mentions a need to feel “skinny and pretty” twice in the first two minutes of the show. … It’s a theme that quickly moves from quirky to genuinely disordered in ways that the show does not seem to notice. — Margaret Lyons, New York Times
  • A interesting intriguing mixed series that is more than just a collection of of-the-moment sketches, it falls short. The characters are hard to invest in, the relationship is really hard to invest in, and the show offers no narrative propulsion aside from their cutesy, vulgar dynamic. This feels like an amateur effort from two comedians on their way to producing better work. — Sonia Saraiya, Variety