ON THE VERGE is a quirky, dark comedy about four women friends who come from completely different lifestyles. They are flawed, and all of them appear to be at a crossroad.
Julie Delpy created, wrote, directed, and starred in this series about a chef, an heiress (Elizabeth Shue), a Mom, (Sarah Jones), and a person seeking a job (Alexia Landeau). Each of them is in their early 40’s and seems to be floundering with their choices dealing with children and husbands. They just can’t seem to get it “right.”
The storyline started slow, and it took a few episodes for me to get into it. I did enjoy the obvious friendship and love these women have for each other. They could be counted on no matter what. This was refreshing not to see the jealous, women scenario.
The writing allowed each character to reach for whatever they felt they were missing every day. I don’t think it was realistic, and at times, I wanted to scream at them to “make good choices.” Yet, I was hooked and had to see how it all turned out.
ON THE VERGE ended with a cliffhanger, expecting to be renewed. Time will tell. In the meantime, it is available to stream on Netflix.