This is a Netflix Original series that follows two brothers as they attempt to keep their brewery afloat. It’s a rather raunchy sort of time, focused on being a comedy. I found the first half of the show to be generally ok, but it hits a certain monk point and actually really takes off from there. It’s an interesting transition, and one messed up series of events. First off you have Wilhelm (Alan Aisenberg) who is the more put together brother, and actual owner of the brewery.
You then have the more intense, and completely awkward brother Adam (Mike Castle) who takes things to the extreme. This is rounded out with their surprisingly great supporter Sarah (Carmen Flood) and an almost throwaway type assistant Chuy (Marques Ray). Anyways, the group has various troubles in trying to get their business off the ground. It’s rough, and various efforts usually result in some sort of problem. It’s actually an interesting look at that type of industry, and of course there are many adult oriented jokes throughout.
Just so you are warned, this is definitely not something for the younger audience. Like I had mentioned, the start of this was slightly rough for me to get through and I really got into it once some monks got involved. That is one wild episode, and it certainly represented an interesting shift in the narrative. That in itself wasn’t the strongest, but it had an interesting arc to it that made sense and concluded in a rather intriguing way.
This was actually fairly well shot, and I liked the use of their minimal setting. They had some neat random occurrences and the structuring of the episodes was well done. It did actually provide some laughs, just keep in mind that this is a very minimal type of humor when it comes to being rather crude and raunchy in its approach. That’s not necessarily my sort of thing, which is perhaps why I found the start of this to be harder to get through.
They do definitely get creative in how the comedy is presented, and I found a number of segments throughout this to provide a good laugh. It’s certainly strange, weird and totally over the top which works for this style of show. I think most of my issues were really stemming from the Adam character, but in general most of the cast grows on you as the season progresses with there actually being a sense of personal character growth as well.
It’s definitely interesting, and also perhaps strangely educational about how one might run a beer based business. Setting up your stock, brewing it and actually trying to attract potential customers while dealing with hilariously fierce rivals. This is definitely a different type of show, and I would like to highlight Flood that played Sarah, she was great in this and certainly held the team together across many distinct situations that turned up along their journey to maybe beer greatness.
Brews Brothers Season 1 is a surprisingly solid comedy with a rather unique concept and a varied collection of characters. I’ve only focused on some of the main ones, and additional side characters will also provide a good laugh or two. You’ll discover this as the season progresses, again at that turning point with the monks in particular.
This has a creative concept backing it, and a cast that actually makes it come together in various distinct ways. This provides some good laughs and while it’s not my typical type of main comedy I certainly ended up enjoying it. I’m curious where they might take this assuming it gets to go ahead further as there’s certainly potential for more.
It’s a weird sort of show, and it most certainly won’t be for everyone. That being said, it might be a worth a check out to see if it’s something that does end up capturing your attention. If the first few episodes don’t do it for you, skip to the monk one and see if that turns the tide of your interest.
Brews Brothers Season 1 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
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