Alone Together brings millennial isolation to a surprising network

Pat Robertson would probably disapprove

Alone Together.
(Image credit: Freeform/Byron Cohen)

There's a moment in Alone Together, Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo's vaguely autobiographical new comedy series, where Esther lusts after Benji's extremely handsome and successful older brother. "In real life I would not try that," Povitsky told Variety. "I know my place in life. That's never going to be me. But in the show I'm a little more delusional, and I try to go for it." That might as well be Alone Together's ethos: Esther and Benji may be losers, but they firmly believe they deserve a shot.

It's a slyly ambitious show — and an especially odd fit for Freeform, a channel whose bizarre and storied history began back in 1977, when it launched as the Christian Broadcasting Network.

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