Recent TV shows tackling the entertainment industry include Better Things, BoJack Horseman, Love, Barry, UnReal, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Difficult People and Episodes. Yet The Other Two, from former SNL head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, "is so funny and comes at this territory from such a different side street, that it manages to feel like something entirely fresh," says Jen Chaney. Chaney adds: "In the Kelly–Schneider version of reality, everyone who works in show business isn’t a truly awful person, but most of them are definitely idiots. Which, given how dark things get in other entertainment and media satires, not to mention real life, may be a slight fantasy. But it’s also refreshing. That’s not to say that The Other Two avoids addressing substantive trends: the gross fixation on social media, the sexualization of young celebs, and the way that Hollywood treats gay men — Cary, who is gay, is asked to downplay his orientation for the sake of that aforementioned fart-smelling commercial — are all touched upon, usually in a wry vein."