‘Alone Together’ is an American comedy series that airs on Freeform and first premiered on January 10, 2018. The series has not only been created by but also stars Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky. Eben Russell also deserves credit for having co-created the series, and the three of them together serve as the executive producers.
The series is about two socially awkward, self-conscious, and self-centered misfits who strike up a platonic friendship in order to navigate life in vain and status-obsessed Los Angeles. If you are a millennial who would rather stay glued to your phone and chat casually with online friends than taking part in actual social conversations, because they terrify you and make you completely awkward, then this show is right up your alley.
Let’s face facts, most millennials are like that and in fact, social anxiety has reached such levels that the doorbell industry is about to go out of business since a lot of people now prefer texting their friends upon arrival than ringing the doorbell to announce the same. Considering all this, the show could not have come at a timely manner, and it shows that even in a world where we increasingly drive to isolate ourselves, we always crave human companionship to an extent, although it is much more difficult to navigate these relationships now since a fine balance has to be struck between being there for someone, and giving them their space.
Critics too have praised the timely nature and content of this series, saying, “Esther Povistky and Benji Alflalo’s awkward charms and convincingly platonic chemistry work, though Alone Together’s lack of urgency keeps its nihilistic tenderness from truly jelling.”
Alone Together Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Alone Together’ includes Esther Povitsky as Esther. She is a woman who hails from the midwest and is seen trying to make it as a comedian in Los Angeles. Benji Aflalo appears as Benji. He is a trust fund kid from Beverly Hills and lives with his older brother. Naturally, they come from very different backgrounds, and though Benji is clearly more privileged, while Esther happens to be struggling, they manage to gel together and form a strictly platonic friendship.
The other characters are their mutual friend Jeff, played by Edgar Blackmon, Benji’s older brother, Dean, who is played by Chris D’Elia of ‘The Good Doctor‘ fame. Ginger Gonzaga appears as Alia, Benji’s elder sister, while Punam Patel plays the role of Tara, a friend from the acting class that Esther took previously.