Work in Progress: Season 1
December 22, 2019 3:56 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Abby is a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Chicago improv mainstay Abby McEnany co-created and stars in this uniquely human comedy series. Includes roles by Julia Sweeny, Al Yankovic, and Lilly Wachowski writes and executive produces the first season.

Abby McEnany on NPR

The Guardian: Abby McEnany: 'When guys dream of lesbians, they're not thinking of me'

Tim Mason and Abby McEnany took the time to speak about Work in Progress with Solzy at the Movies during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
posted by Stanczyk (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Now streaming on Showtime.
posted by Stanczyk at 3:58 PM on December 22, 2019

In three 20-ish minute episodes I have fallen so hard for this show. I just say "I love you" to the screen through the whole thing. In a weird way, it's the most of me I've ever seen on TV.
posted by wellred at 8:33 AM on December 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

This looks amazing but I don't have Showtime I wonder if I can buy it elsewhere?
posted by emjaybee at 10:06 PM on December 26, 2019

I signed up for the Showtime streaming app on my Apple TV specifically to watch this. It was worth it.
posted by Superplin at 5:47 PM on January 10, 2020

Wow, the ending. I've never been...explicitly suicidal? but I just sat still thinking for a bit about what the almond means.
posted by wellred at 5:58 AM on January 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

Yeah, that almond blew me away. I think Chris is saying take another day. I'm giving you one more day back to consider this, one more day to think about it. At least I hope that's how Abby interprets it.

Fuck, the Sweeny character. And good on Sweeny for agreeing to do it. It felt like penance. Both her character and Weird Al's character seemed like really flawed people. Good for the actors for agreeing to do that. They both played horrible versions of themselves.
posted by Stanczyk at 2:14 PM on January 29, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm only two episodes in, and I don't think I can watch more than two episodes at a time because the laughing + crying I'm doing is a little intense.
posted by desuetude at 10:04 PM on February 1, 2020

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