What’s Worth Watching: Rob Delaney’s Life is a Catastrophe

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Pictured: (L-R) Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Carrie Fisher

Catastrophe (Friday, June 19, Amazon Prime)

Fans of comedian Rob Delaney’s wildly popular Twitter account—he boasts 1.17 million followers—will be pleased to hear his boundary-pushing voice is fully intact on his new show premiering today on Amazon Prime.

Catastrophe, a comedy series that’s already a success in the U.K., follows the romance of an American man (Delaney) and an Irish woman (Pulling star Sharon Horgan) who meet while he’s on a business trip in London. The two hit it off in a bar and end up spending the night together. And the next. After a passionately deviant week, he heads back to the States. Flash-forward 32 days, and she’s calling to let him know she’s pregnant. Thus begins a hilarious examination of courtship as the pair work backwards from baby to love.