Sundance Now’s This Close is kind of hard for me to describe -- not because it's a distinctive, fresh take on the common “best friends against the world” trope, but because this original dramedy has a unique defining trait: It’s two creators/lead actors are both deaf. I’m as comfortable saying that that’s the “special thing” about this show as I would be if I said the special thing about Insecureis that everyone’s black. It’s not, and that singular aspect of the show, although important, shouldn’t define This Close, or the people in it. What it really is, ultimately, is a show about a super sweet friendship between two people who understand one another better than anyone else.
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