The Other Two (Season 1) – Unlikable Characters

Rating (2.5 out of 5)

Summary: So close. The premise is there. The setup is alright. Even the character structures are there. However, the story is sloppily knit together, resulting in an often unfunny show. Every episode has areas where slight tweaks could have been made that would have resulted in a fantastic show.

The two main characters, sister and brother, Brook (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver), aren’t good people. They don’t even seem like they were good people. This results in the audience rooting against them. However, there are a couple of moments where they are tender and kind to their younger brother. In that brief instance, you have a bit of empathy. But that moment and tone never returns again.

Here is an example. Cary is an aspiring gay actor in New York. To get a role in a show, he has to increase Instagram followers. He decides to befriend some “Insta-Gays.” Now he does so covertly versus confess his true intentions. The scenes were creepy covertly. However, if he had been honest and messed up the process, the section could have been amusing, and I would have appreciated Cary. The end result of the story, I just would have stopped thinking he was a jerk.

Each episode had these near misses. This made the show so frustrating. I did laugh at least once per show. But with some minor tweaks, it could have been so much better.

It might be tempting, but don’t watch “The Other Two.”

Plot: A brother and sister struggle to survive in New York. Their younger brother Chase (Case Walker) becomes a successful pop star. Cary and Brook are conflicted with their brother’s success and their failure.