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Red Oaks 

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A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s about a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins.
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Series cast summary:
Craig Roberts ...  David Meyers 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Ennis Esmer ...  Nash 25 episodes, 2014-2017
Oliver Cooper ...  Wheeler 25 episodes, 2014-2017
Richard Kind ...  Sam Meyers 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Paul Reiser ...  Doug Getty 23 episodes, 2014-2017
Alexandra Turshen ...  Misty 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Jennifer Grey ...  Judy Meyers / ... 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Alexandra Socha ...  Skye Getty 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Freddie Roman ...  Herb 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Josh Meyers ...  Barry 15 episodes, 2014-2017
Gina Gershon ...  Fay Getty 15 episodes, 2015-2017
Gage Golightly ...  Karen 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Nate Smith ...  Skip 12 episodes, 2014-2017
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A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s about a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Music is a powerful vehicle for conveying emotion in Red Oaks. Given the story's 1980s trappings, it was important to the co-creators that they not settle for obvious choices. The result is a feast of deep cuts from often-overlooked band like The Call and the Wooden tops. See more »

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Judy's new apartment has a stainless steel dishwasher from the late-2000's or early-2010's. See more »


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Everybody Wants To Rule the World
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Written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, and Chris Hughes
Performed by Tears for Fears
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Great Show About A Lost Generation
4 May 2020 | by Eric-865-214008See all my reviews

I think what most people don't really get from this show is that fact regarding the thought process of the 80's kid. They wanted more than the war generation. They not only wanted dreams but wanted to go after them while their parents just sighed.

David represents the common problem kids had back then, big dreams with no wisdom or support from the disillusioned parent. The parent in effect wishes to pass on the disillusionment and almost demands that their child accept it as their dreams are simply foolish in their undertaking.

Having a dream is one thing, having an understanding of how to get there is another. David simply had no understanding of how the world worked because his parents had no idea. This is why the writers were using his boss for those moments of wisdom. Ultimately it was those scenes is what the show was really about. Understanding how you get to where you want to go, and not just be some sap like all these characters represented, destined for disillusionment.

Great acting, characters were played out well enough to understand and feel for them, but it did lack a sense of progression. Even if you have characters who suffer a static life, the story needs progression, and I think the writers ran out of gas.

David is Ferris Bueller with a job. He definitely defies society at the same time embracing it. His awareness of himself was his weakness, allowing himself and people to walk all over him.

Would have loved to see more.


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28 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Newark, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Amazon Studios, Picrow See more »
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