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Netflix's latest show Easy is an eight-part series that revolves around the lives of a group of people in Chicago. Directed by Joe Swanberg, it focuses on issues in regards to relationships, love, marriage and sex.
But these subjects seem to be some of the most 'done-and-dusted' ones on the small screen, so what makes Easy worth the watch? For one, the series brags a star cast made up of Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Chernus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Reaser, Evan Jonigkeit, Aislinn Derbez and Mauricio Ochmann among others.
According to the official synopsis: "Easy is an anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture."
Akerman and Bloom play a couple curious to try out Tinder; Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress going through a breakup; Raul Castillo is an uptight husband whose wife is trying to improve their sex life; Hannibal Buress is a reporter; the comedian and podcast host Marc Maron is a frustrated graphic novelist.
Each episode focuses on one couple or individual, yet the stories are all held together with characters making appearances in other episodes as well.
"I wanted to make a show that I felt like could always keep up with where I was at and that was flexible enough to stay interesting to me," Swanberg explained to EW. "And then, hopefully, that would allow the show to stay interesting to an audience. That meant telling a lot of different stories."
All eight episodes of Easy are set to premiere on Netflix on Thursday, 22 September.