This is the third new series I’ve seen this season, and each one has qualified as “the best new show I’ve seen so far”! If this keeps up, the thirty-something show is going to great… I mean Terriers great. (Oh, I miss Terriers.)
Free Agents is a single-camera sitcom of reasonably sophisticated tone focusing on Hank Azaria as a recently divorced man who is trying to find his way back into the world of romance, leaning in awkward and human ways on a coworker who is trying to find her way back in herself, in the wake of the death of her fiancé. The delivery, while not striving for the level of realism, is not as broad and overstated as a typical three-camera effort would be, and this serve Azaria well, although it may be that some of the supporting characters are too broad for its tone.
And for those of us who see the world through a Buffy-shaped lens, it’s worth noting that not only does this show have Anthony Stewart Head in it, but the first episode had a reference to Sarah Michelle Gellar. The world is built for us!