Our favorite new comedy isn't laugh-out-loud funny. But that's what makes it great. In the same quirky, low-key humor vein as "Community," "Ben and Kate" centers on a very opposite brother-and- sister pair (Nat Faxon and Dakota Johnson) who come together to work out each other's issues. (Ben is a bit of an irresponsible dreamer; Kate is bogged down with single motherhood.) We like the unconventional, relatively unknown leads -- Faxon is an improv vet who co-wrote the film ¿The Descendants¿ and Johnson is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson -- and the supporting cast is top-notch. But what we really like is the way it eschews broad comedy and melodramatic sibling moments for something more real.
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