It’s not uncommon for actors to star alongside their children in different projects, often resulting in successful onscreen dynamics. In Netflix’s latest workplace comedy Unstable, Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe are the latest father and son duo to team up on-screen. While their chemistry and snarky back-and-forth are where this series shines, unfortunately, the rest of the show falls flat. The writing seems uninspired and lazy, relying heavily on cliches and repetitive storylines. Set at a biotech company, the show has the potential to be stylish and creative but fails to explore this opportunity. The main love triangle is predictable and lacking in chemistry, and the other storylines lack any sort of bite. The series’ talented cast, including Sian Clifford and recurring guest Fred Armisen, is not fully utilized, and the humor often misses the mark. Unstable is not without merit and has its moments, but ultimately, it fails to fully live up to its title.
Co-created by Victor Fresco, who previously worked on shows like Santa Clarita Diet and Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and boasting an impressive cast, Unstable had the potential to be Netflix’s next great comedy hit. However, with too many cliches, uninspired writing, and repetitive storylines, the show falls short. While the father-son dynamic between the Lowes is a bright spot, the rest of