COM­EDY FOR COM­MUTERS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Front Page -

THERE is no doubt­ing the qual­ity of the cast as­sem­bled for Squin­ters, so I wished that I laughed more at this com­edy from Adam Zwar ( Low­down, Mr Black). Sea­son two opens with the em­ploy­ees of the Kosciusko dis­patch com­pany – or K2 for short – deal­ing with the fall­out from a US cor­po­rate takeover. Tina (Kris­ten Schaal from Bob’s Burg­ers) is the new CEO and it is chauf­feur Brett’s (Stephen Pea­cocke) job to pro­tect her. Lukas (Sam Sim­mons) has de­cided to get his fork­lift li­cense after los­ing his re­dun­dancy money to an on­line scam­mer, much to the dis­gust of his aunt Ali­son (Genevieve Mor­ris). Mean­while, se­cu­rity guard Jess (Jus­tine Clarke) wants hubby Macca (Justin Ros­niak) to stop self-plea­sur­ing, so she has the best chance of hav­ing a baby. Other staff trav­el­ling to and from work in­clude Brid­get (Mandy McEl­hin­ney) who is preg­nant and pre­par­ing to meet the par­ents of Indige­nous part­ner Gary (Wayne Blair). Brid­get’s sis­ter Amy (Anne Ed­monds) reck­ons her sib­ling is racist be­cause she has been watch­ing too much Sun­rise break­fast tele­vi­sion. The show zips along, bounc­ing from one pair of com­muters to an­other (all the scenes are shot in­side cars). But the jokes don’t come thick and fast. One of the prob­lems is that the same comic sen­si­bil­ity in­hab­its all of the char­ac­ters so ev­ery­thing feels a bit same-same de­spite the tal­ent that has been as­sem­bled.

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