FXX’s romance/comedy/fantasy Man Seeking Woman is a special breed. It grabbed me right from its pilot episode, when hapless hero Josh (Jay Baruchel, pictured above) and longtime girlfriend Maggie (Maya Erskine) had just broken up, and his sister Liz (Britt Lower) set him up on a blind date with her Swedish friend. As it turns out, her friend was an actual green-skinned, dumpster-diving troll. When Liz said, “She’s from Sweden” what she really meant was, “She grew up in a Scandinavian forest.” If this happened in real life – that is, if there were green-skinned, dumpster-diving trolls moving among us -- Josh, along with every other patron, would have run out of that restaurant in terror at the sight of a literal monster. But in the show, the only person who seems to mind or even notice is Josh, and even then, he treats it like a minor inconvenience – the same ol’ same old -- as opposed to treating it like a sign of the apocalypse, which he should have.
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