Love, crisis cohabit in new comedy

January 8, 2015 4:33 PM

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Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass could have called their new half-hour HBO show "Too Close for Comfort," if that title hadn't been used by another comedy from yesteryear. "Togetherness" may work as a better title, though, because it more accurately reflects the compellingly credible mix of comedy and more serious stuff that happens when four people share living space.

Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle Pierson (Melanie Lynskey) are having a kind of midmarriage crisis. It's fairly low grade, but that's because neither really knows how to identify what the problem is. Some of it involves sex because, well, doesn't everything? Michelle is never in the mood anymore, a...

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