What’s Worth Watching: Weird Loners Are Better Together
Weird Loners, “Weird Pilot” (Tuesday, March 31, 9:30/8:30c, Fox)
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A group of perpetually single people living in New York City bond over their inability to find a meaningful relationship and decide to move in together to live out their wacky lives. On paper, Fox’s new comedy Weird Loners doesn’t sound like anything special, and tonight’s pilot spends a little too much time introducing each member of the ensemble before thrusting them together. There’s dental hygienist Caryn (Becki Newton, with easily the strongest performance of the group), newly fired Stosh (Zachary Knighton), artist Zara (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) and homebody Eric (Nat Torrence). The show is at its strongest during the final scene, when the quartet observe a wedding from a park bench and superimpose their own inappropriate dialogue into the ceremony before crashing the reception. There are glimpses of a strong ensemble in these final minutes, if you’re willing to stick with these loners long enough.