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TV Review: Weird Loners 1.4 “Weird Knight”
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Weird Loners
Season 1 Episode 4: “Weird Knight”
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Written by Joanna Quraishi, Michael J Weithorn
Created by Michael J Weithorn
Starring Becki Newton, Zachary Knighton, Nate Torrence, Meera Rohit Kumbhani
FOX
Air Date: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, 9:30pm

Quirky comedy, Weird Loners is up to its 4th of 6 episodes. Still no word on a Season 2. So what is this little show about?

Caryn (Becki Newton) and Eric (Nate Torrence) are neighbors. She has a wild roommate and he lived with his dad until he passed. Stosh (Zachary Knighton) is his cousin and moved in under the pretense of helping him deal, while really he pretty much lost everything because of his penis (sleeping with coworkers wives and girlfriends), and was homeless. And Zara (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) is a street artist who left her fiance, helped Eric home one day, and moved in with Caryn. The four have a funny chemistry and put the “weird” in weird. Although they do get mad at each other (well really scammer Stosh), there is genuine affection, and no one is sleeping with each other yet! It is only episode 4, so maybe soon. There are some laughs and the characters are interesting so far. I guess we’ll stick it out a few more episodes and see what happens.

Weird Loners 1.4 “Weird Knight” review: Eric is in a human chess league. Of course he is. His dream of dreams is to become a rook. It looks like he could get that chance if he fixes up his nerdy rook friend with Caryn. She agrees super reluctantly and does not want date #2. Until… he doesn’t call, he doesn’t text… and now she’s obsessed. “It’s my disease!” Check out how stalky she becomes. I don’t get that. If I looked like Becki Newton, I would never have an insecure day in my life.

Stosh wants to be Zara’s art agent. She has said no a million times, so he steals one of her pieces and runs to enter in a contest. Her piece is a finalist and they share a really funny hug. But now there’s so much pressure and she has painter’s block. Stosh fixes that though. He can be really nice when he’s not actively trying to pull a con.

Eric does a dance sequence as a rook to “Broken Wings” by Mr. Mister on the human chess board and it is the greatest.

Please enjoy the chess brawl. I did. Eric gets a demotion. Love it!

I like these people. I hope this show continues.

Weird Loners airs Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET on FOX.

FOX’s press release:

CARYN BECOMES A PAWN IN ERIC’S GAME OF CHESS ON AN ALL-NEW “WEIRD LONERS” TUESDAY, APRIL 21, ON FOX
TUE APR 21 9:30/8:30c

As a favor, Caryn reluctantly goes on a date with a nerdy guy from Eric’s human chess league, but becomes interested in him when he doesn’t call her back following their dinner. Meanwhile, Stosh becomes Zara’s “agent” and gets her to enter an art contest in the all-new “Weird Knight” episode of WEIRD LONERS airing Tuesday, April 21 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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Videos

WEIRD LONERS | Again, Thank You from “Weird Knight” | FOX BROADCASTING


Stosh begins to open up to Zara when he is interrupted by Eric.

WEIRD LONERS | This Is My Life from “Weird Knight” | FOX BROADCASTING


Eric asks Caryn if she would go out on a date with his friend.

WEIRD LONERS | The Less You Know, The Better from “Weird Knight” | FOX BROADCASTING


Eric asks Caryn how her date went.

WEIRD LONERS | Traveling from “Weird knight” | FOX BROADCASTING


Eric daydreams about becoming a rook.

WEIRD LONERS | The Blow Off from “Weird Knight” | FOX BROADCASTING


Caryn thought her date went well but now she is having second thoughts.

WEIRD LONERS | Cat Fight from “Weird Knight” | FOX BROADCASTING


Caryn finds out that her date used her to make his girlfriend jealous.

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