I just watched Unstable and thought it was a delightful series, but nothing too spectacular. While it will entertain, it does get a bit too quirky for its own good at times. At the very least, this series makes for good background noise.
Ellis Dragon, founder and Ceo of a Biotech giant, finds himself spiraling after the death of his wife. As a result, he isn’t productive or profitable, and the board members are looking for an excuse to kick him out. In a last-ditch effort to get Ellis back to his old self Anna sends for his estranged son Jackson. The hope is that repairing the relationship between father and son will stop this spiral and get the company back on track. Will the two be able to put aside their differences and forge a relationship neither thought they could have or are they destined to be estranged forever?
The best part bout this series is the actors. The actors give terrific performances, and the chemistry between them is even better. The story is fine, but I found it a bit lacking in places. Some of the story is sacrificed for goofy gags, and some characters aren’t great. It isn’t enough to turn me off the series, but it keeps it from being something you need to rush to. That said, the series will have some solid character moments and jokes that are worth sitting through.
This series is a bit cheesy, but I enjoyed a lot of the dorky humor. It doesn’t always land, but it will mostly leave you laughing. This is a solid workplace comedy and one you should at least add to your list for later.
I like how this series deals with grief by showing two eccentric characters working through a difficult loss. While the series does get cheesy, it knows when to get serious. The writing isn’t perfect, but it is good enough to sit through. I don’t know where this series will go from here, but I am at least curious to see where it ends up.
Unstable is a delightful workplace comedy that while it hasn’t found its footing, is worth checking out. The actors are terrific, the story is heartwarming, and it will at least make you chuckle. You can stream it on Netflix, and I would at least recommend you use it as background noise. You might end up watching it more than you think.
Image By Netflix – IMP Awards, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73224608
Good review –I have had a similar (if slightly more positive) reaction to “Unstable.” I will say, as someone who worked in a biology lab for a while, that the research storylines are as unrealistic as anything you would see in Star Trek. But I think the actors’ comic timing is magnificent, and it’s worth watching the real life father and son team of Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe hash out a very enmeshed father-son relationship on screen. I definitely give “Unstable” one and a half thumbs up!
LikeLiked by 1 person
I would give it 1 and half thumbs as well! I thought it was fine, but its still finding its footing. I know the science stuff is gibberish, but at least its not as abrasive as other shows. I’ve sat through some terrible science babble. Here it felt tame. Unrealistic, but tame. Your comparison to Star Trek is pretty spot on now that I think about it though 😂 Thanks for reading!
LikeLiked by 1 person