Dealing with work, romance and family drama is never easy. But BFFs Kate and Michael, who are both deaf and live in Los Angeles, are about to face new challenges - including a bad breakup, being tokenized at work and a troubling secret - all of which test their bond in surprising ways. If they want to survive the rough road ahead, they’ll have to be there for each other - no matter what. Thrilling, smart, funny and uncompromising, this groundbreaking new series created by-and-starring deaf actor-writer duo Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, also features acclaimed actors Cheryl Hines (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM) Academy Award-winner Marlee Matlin and Zach Gilford (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS).
1. Like I Always Wanted
Kate accompanies Michael on a trip to Seattle for a bookstore signing event. But when Michael learns the big secret Kate’s been keeping from him it leads to unexpected trouble with airport security.
2. Who We Are
Kate’s boss asks her to fill a spot in a “Disabilities in Media” panel and she must decide whether to confront her tokenization or play along. Michael’s ex-BF Ryan shows up unannounced to dinner.
3. Night and Day
Kate shines at work when a deaf celeb arrives at her PR event. But Stella’s special brownies make the rest of the day a bit hazy. Michael goes clubbing and makes a surprising decision.
4. The Chances
When Michael’s mother (Marlee Matlin) and brother arrive for Thanksgiving, upsetting secrets are spilled while others are hushed up. Bad tempers threaten Kate’s vision of a perfect holiday meal.
5. The Way We Were
A relationship flourishes, while another falls apart in a shocking way. Flashbacks reveal what happened to Kate, Michael, Danny and Ryan in the year before the series begins.
6. What Happened to Us
In the aftermath of the fight, Kate learns Danny’s secret, but his attempt to surprise her with a last-minute engagement party leads to bigger problems and puts Kate and Michael’s friendship on thin ice.
I guess they are tantalizing us with this protracted wait. Anyone know anything about when Season 2 will air? I thought I had read somewhere that the intent was to air February 14th (romantic, I know).
This show was fantastic!!! I cannot wait for season 2!
When get ThisClose not yet ready???
Such a good show! I am very happy that the show has been green lit for a second season.
Terrific story. I can really see the Deaf lens through which we see this world so artfully created for us. One of the more interesting clashes I see happening here at the Cultural level is what happens when American Deaf Collectivism meets American Hearing Individuality. Then there are the general person-to-person interactions with all that complexity. A rich story this is! Cannot wait for Season II!