UNDATEABLE -- "A Japanese Businessman Walks Into a Bar" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris D'Elia as Danny, Brent Morin as Justin, Bridgit Mendler as Candace, Rick Glassman as Burski, Bianca Kajlich as Leslie, Ron Funches as Shelly, David Fynn as Brett -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)
UNDATEABLE — “A Japanese Businessman Walks Into a Bar” Episode 201 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris D’Elia as Danny, Brent Morin as Justin, Bridgit Mendler as Candace, Rick Glassman as Burski, Bianca Kajlich as Leslie, Ron Funches as Shelly, David Fynn as Brett — (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)

Undateable is back for its second season, which is premiering tonight, March 17th, on NBC at 9PM after The Voice. The show revolves around a group of friends, one of whom owns a bar, and they work toward solving each others problems. Undateable had its first season air over the summer and they are back with all new episodes, one thing about this show is that they keep it real. In that you can tell the actors are having a good time, keep in mind that are true comedians who go on stand up tours. The season premiere is entitled “A Japanese Businessman Walks Into A Bar” and it has a nice flow to it.

Season 2 also brings a new waitress into the mix, Candace is played by Bridgit Mendler who takes the role of the sister within the gang. As a refresher, the center characters of the show are Danny(Chris D’Elia) and Justin(Brent Morin), the latter of which owns the bar in Detroit. We open up with Danny and Justin discussing the bar, but then we get a taste of the Taylor Swift via too very good singers. As we have a nice harmonizing session between Justin and Candace rocking out to Trouble by Taylor Swift.

As the title suggests, the gang is the not the best at dating, although it appears that Danny might have some knowledge on the subject. The lines and interactions between the characters create a unique setup for jokes, that does deliver laugh after laugh throughout the first episode. They focus in on teaching Justin about a “one night stand“, and it leads to an interesting story line that ends up showcasing judicial proceedings in a bar.

UNDATEABLE -- "A Japanese Businessman Walks Into a Bar" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris D'Elia as Danny, David Fynn as Brett, Brent Morin as Justin, Ron Funches as Shelly -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)
UNDATEABLE — “A Japanese Businessman Walks Into a Bar” Episode 201 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris D’Elia as Danny, David Fynn as Brett, Brent Morin as Justin, Ron Funches as Shelly — (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)

The premiere welcomes us back and refreshes us with the premise of the show, and this episode does not disappoint. The dynamic between Danny and Justin is quite unique and leads to many laughs. By having a story line about Justin’s trouble with a one night stand and another one about a photo of what might be Leslie(Bianca Kajlich) working out, it leads to a great momentum through the 30 minutes. Both stories support each other and help to create a path that the viewer can follow. The cast works together well and by the looks of it, this will be continuing in all of the future episodes.

Undateable keeps it real and delivers many laughs, while managing to reunite us with the gang, in its season 2 premiere. They do keep it real throughout the episode, and in the last scene the truth unfolds to Justin, via a direct line of interaction through Danny that weaves in Taylor Swift again. NBC is showing it’s faith in Undateable by putting it in a primetime slot after The Voice, and I highly suggest you tune into watch. Undateable does a great job with its premiere, in creating a show that you can join in on and feel like you’re part of the gang. We would like to thank NBC for providing us with a screen of Undateable episode 201 “A Japanese Businessman Walks Into A Bar”.

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