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This CloseThis Close

This Close

A heartwarming sitcom about, and created by, two best friends who are deaf

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.8

show

United States of America

English

Funny

2018

Shoshannah Stern

25 min

Synopsis

BFFs Kate and Michael, who are both deaf and live in Los Angeles, are about to face new challenges - including a bad breakup, being tokenized at work and a troubling secret - all of which test their bond in surprising ways.

Our Take

8.8
Bilal Zouheir

This heartwarming comedy-drama is about two best friends in their 20s who are deaf. One of them is a graphic novelist going through a breakup and the other just got engaged but is hiding the news out of fear of making her friend feel bad.

The script is sharp and funny, and like any first big production from a minority group, it also feels fresh and original: the arcs are unlike anything seen before, and the characters are a joy to discover and watch.

The result is something that feels like an easy and fun story until it’s not: in the first episode, when one of them doesn’t immediately put their seatbelt on in a plane, the cops come in and restrain their hands (their only way of communicating) to drag them out.

The two leads are played by the creators of the show – the first deaf showrunners in TV history. When they were trying to find a title for the series, they landed on the sign 🤏, not a phrase, that captured the bond between the two friends. “We’re showing something that’s intertwined… [the “this close” sign is] a sign used for “best friends, “like this” or “this close”. So we came up with “this close” from that.”

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