Surreal, 'SNL'-tinged comedy works

January 13, 2015 5:09 PM

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The opening scene of the new comedy "Man Seeking Woman" replicates the start of the classic TV version of "The Odd Couple": A man is sent packing by his partner who has clearly reached the end of her rope. From that point on, though, "Man" follows its own wacky and surreal course as Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel) walks down an otherwise sunny street getting drenched by his own personal overhead rain cloud, dodging a few pigeons plummeting to their deaths along the way.

Things get weirder from there in the half-hour sitcom premiering Wednesday on FXX, the edgier younger sibling of FX.

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