Maria Bamford

Why You Should Be Watching: Benched

Eliza Coupe has an uncannily innate ability to seem like the most composed and least poised person at the same time on screen. It is a trait that Happy Endings used well, even if it didn’t fully embrace it until the final season, with the delve into Jane’s increasingly slapstick Car Czar. When dealing with the messiness of Brad or Alex’s tomfoolery, Coupe’s Jane Kerkovich-Williams was the only one keeping everything together, yet when she was unable to live up to her own standards of perfection she fell apart before you could squeak out a trademark Kerkovich “What?”

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