‘The Morning After’: Good (Not Too) Clean Fun

/ Sep 24, 2013


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The Morning After” is simple. Really, it is as simple as a web series could be. Two people have a one-night stand, “The Morning After” is the aftermath. It’s painful to watch, but in the best possible way. What transpires in “The Morning After” is something we’ve all dealt with; not the one-night stand portion, but instead our own reaction to dealing with a really terrible human being.

Alison Becker is that really terrible person, or at least she is acting like a really terrible person. She is insensitive, she is offensive, confused, muddled, and often armed with a frighteningly coherent (yet insane) view of gender roles in America. Becker is the backbone of this web show, the planet that everyone and everything revolves around. Her offensiveness and naiveté instantly make each week’s guest appearance that much more sympathetic.

It’s the strength of Becker’s performance that makes “The Morning After” so accessible. We all cannot relate to this specific situation, but we’ve all met someone totally incapable of feeling sympathy for other humans. It’s so enraging at times that it crosses the border of anger into the absurd. There’s no way this person believe X is true, if they did, well, they’d be insane. And maybe Becker’s character is insane. That doesn’t matter though because the space that “The Morning After” inhabits, that small bedroom, is where everything is backwards and Becker is the queen. What she says goes, and more often than not, what she says is very funny.

But again, “The Morning After” is simple. That’s not a bad thing. In fact, this show would be totally unwatchable if it were longer than five minutes. The stars of “The Morning After” — this season Becker, last season Thomas Middleditch — are so deplorable that inhabiting a bedroom with them for longer than it takes to say “hello” and “goodbye” would be all but impossible. It’s why this series works so well in short bursts. We are able to tune in, feel bad for Becker’s bedmates, and then call a digital taxi out of there. It’s quick and relatively painless, a fun experience that, unlink one-night stands, won’t leave us filled with regret.

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