Up All Night Recap: Totes Croissants

Welcome, fans of non-failing sitcoms starring Will Arnett and/or Christina Applegate, to Vulture’s weekly coverage of Up All Night. As a single, childless guy in his late twenties, I feel uniquely qualified to tackle a sitcom that deals in the issues of marriage, parenthood, and general maturity as an adult who washes his coffee mug more than once every few days. This is my show, people (as a fan of both Will Arnett and Christina Applegate and someone thrilled for their possible success)!

Fittingly, we start with an episode dedicated to new beginnings, or more accurately, New Year’s Eve. It begins with flashbacks to past New Year’s events with Reagan and Chris, getting progressively less blotto and goatee-d. In 2002, the two had different dates and only met for a fleeting moment after the big midnight kiss. A few years later they were dating proper and hanging out in a club, but couldn’t get any time alone before Ava blasted into Reagan’s periphery. Then it’s 2010 and Reagan is pregnant and not drinking. Chris and Reagan politely smooch at midnight in the company of a handful of friends. Now it’s 2011, so they decide to put Amy to bed and throw a low-key couples' game night. Ava shows up with her Joe the Plumber straw man Kevin (he’s My Name Is Earl with a salary bump), as does Missy and her shockingly charming and handsome and British — but way more shockingly half-J — boyfriend Isaac. And oh yeah, Chris hates it when Reagan plays games because of how competitive she can get, so he’s hidden them all. Read More...



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