The show derives a lot of its humour from Kaz's earnest attempts to belong, which occasion some reasonably subtle mockery of the city's social stratification and of a certain strain of tragic millennial mopiness
. "Some people think it's just a place for the children of the elite to socialise," he says, visiting his old prep school.
His fan-indulging bluster meshes nicely with Rogen's outsized druggie daftness, as well as the aw-shucks mopiness
of GordonLevitt, here condemned to be the unfunny straight man.
Written in a singular idiom of Spanglish, hip-hop poetry and professorial erudition, it is comic in its mopiness
, charming in its madness and irresistible in its heartfelt yearning." RON HANSEN