That predicament was a private one to collection creator Marco Pennette, a transplant recipient, which explains the origins of an idea that is form of the other of “meet-cute.” But it is primarily a predictable excuse to throw collectively an odd couple that would not hang around in any other case — him a tightly wound, newly divorced therapist, her the boozy, free-spirited “train wreck” he remembers from highschool.
The two run into one another at a marriage, not lengthy after Middleditch’s Drew has discovered that he will want a transplant. When he explains his plight to former classmate Gina (Ashford, whose credit embody “Masters of Sex”), she impulsively affords to turn out to be his donor, after reminding him that he is “the one guy I didn’t hook up with in high school.”
That bodes fairly properly for “B Positive” not less than getting sampled, and viewers could be looking forward to a comedic distraction after days of election drama, which does not imply they will be inclined to stay round.
The leads do present good firm, regardless that the strain between them feels higher suited to a film rom-com than this form of open-ended engagement. On the down aspect, a second episode — by which Drew goes to dialysis and makes some eccentric new buddies — already begins to really feel a tad stale.
Of course, sustaining a premise represents a well-known problem for brand spanking new broadcast collection, and the query is whether or not the process will take or can be rejected by viewers. Thanks to its stars, “B Positive” earns mildly favorable scores on the outset, even when the title, as sitcom grades go, can be a bit too constructive.
“B Positive” premieres November 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.