"If you’ve heard anything about Forever, you’ve probably heard nothing," says James Poniewozik of the Amazon comedy starring SNL alums Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph. "That is, you’ve heard that it takes some sharp turns and goes places you didn’t expect to follow it to, and that it would be unsporting for a reviewer to say much more. That’s all true, and thus I’ll zip it about most of what happens beyond the first episode. You will think you have figured out what kind of show Forever is, and you will be wrong, and you will figure it out again, and you will be wrong again. (The show is best binged quickly; if it’s not for you, you’ll probably know three episodes in.) But in another sense, Forever is the same story from beginning to end. It’s a narratively nimble show that’s thematically about routine, emotional fidelity and the possibility, or impossibility, of reinvention."
TOPICS: Forever, Amazon Prime Video, Alan Yang, Fred Armisen, Matt Hubbard, Maya Rudolph