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Go On Season 1 Review “Any Given Birthday”

Trying to be a comedy while dealing with tragic material is a dangerous game. Yes, humor is a great tool people use to blunt horrible feelings of loss or provide themselves with a small semblance of comfortfrom their grief. However, if you plan to slip in emotional moments within comedy moments, you better make them feel earned. If they aren’t earned, then the best you can hope for is that they come with a large sampling of cheese. However, it can also go horribly wrong. Nobody wants to see the grief of a dead loved one be made into a trivial thing used solely for comedic purposes. Go On seems to skirt that line on occasion. Much like in previous weeks, the show still seems to be searching for the right dichotomy between its serious and its humorous side. Read More...

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