Fleishman Is in Trouble

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Fleishman Is in Trouble, an adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s 2019 novel of the same name, follows Jesse Eisenberg as the titular Toby Fleishman, who is indeed in a spot of trouble. When Toby’s recently divorced wife goes missing without a trace, he’s thrust into the position of figuring out what happened to her while also grappling with what went down in their own ill-fated marriage and dealing with the kids.

In addition to Eisenberg, the FX on Hulu series stars Claire Danes as Rachel, Toby’s ex-wife.  Lizzy Caplan and Adam Brody play two of Toby’s friends. Brodesser-Akner, who wrote the book, created the series as well.

  1. Episode 8 The Liver
    Fleishman Is in Trouble Series-Finale Recap It might be the finale, but Libby will forever be working out the story.
  2. Episode 7 Me Time
    Fleishman Is in Trouble Recap: You’d Be Screaming, Too The other side of the story (Rachel’s Version).
  3. Episode 6 This Is My Enjoyment
    Fleishman Is in Trouble Recap: Friendship Honeymoon’s Over Remember when Seth seemed immature? Now it seems like he’s the one who’s always known and understood himself.
  4. Episode 5 Vantablack
    Fleishman Is in Trouble Recap: Trojan Horsing Around The true subject of Fleishman Is in Trouble is Libby Epstein.
  5. Episode 4 God, What an Idiot He Was!
    Fleishman Is in Trouble Recap: The Odyssey of Toby Toby’s attempts to impose his will on others are not going well.
  6. Episode 3 Free Pass
    Fleishman Is in Trouble Recap: If I Could Turn Back Time Welcome to an episode told almost entirely in flashback; please keep your Kleenex handy.
  7. Episode 2 Welcome to Panquil
    Fleishman Is in Trouble Recap: Everything Everywhere All at Once Toby can’t bring himself to tell his children — or himself — the truth: He doesn’t have a handle on this situation.
  8. Episode 1 Summon Your Witnesses
    Fleishman Is in Trouble Series-Premiere Recap: A Sense of Possibility Where is Rachel Fleishman? Perhaps more importantly, how is she?

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