Money couldn’t purchase Molly Novak (Maya Rudolph) love — the divorce settlement from her dishonest ex (Severance’s smug Adam Scott) is $87 billion — however can good works make her a greater particular person?
That’s the fairly apparent query posed by Apple’s new comedy Loot, an endearing however uneven collection from the creators of Forever, the fantastic afterlife dramedy additionally starring Rudolph. She is, as all the time, priceless in her capacity to steadiness sweetness and bitter on the peak of absurdity, as Molly emerges from her cocoon of ridiculous privilege to study that meting out luxurious present baggage at a shelter opening (“Home is where my wine fridge is”) doesn’t lead to good PR.
Loot mixes office comedy (stable) with the occasional rom-com subplot (much less so) as Molly and her fawningly disdainful-to-others assistant Nicholas (Fire Island‘s hilarious Joel Kim Booster) get to know and test the resolve of the devoted employees at the foundation she didn’t even know she had at her disposal. “I have an office?” she wonders, and the workplace wonders again whether or not she’s going to be one of the best or worst factor that even occurred to them. (Nicholas’ response to their criticism: “What she doesn’t deserve is judgment from a bunch of people who look like they were born in a Sears clearance rack.”)
The terrific supporting solid contains Pose’s Michaela Jaé Rodriguez as the inspiration’s skeptical government director, who may converse for a lot of viewers when she reacts to Molly’s oh-cry-for-me sob story with the retort, “I don’t really care about any of that.” Ron Funches brightens the temper as Molly’s delightfully upbeat cousin, who claims to work in IT, and Nat Faxon (The Conners) shines because the charmingly sq. divorced accountant who’s smitten with the newly seen boss, although he realizes, “Nobody ends up choosing the dependable guy.”
The life classes they educate one another may look like a dime a dozen, however feel-good exhibits like Loot may be price their weight in bullion.
Loot, Series Premiere (three episodes), Friday, June 24, Apple TV+