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Joe Swanberg goes to Netflix with all-star 'Easy'

Joe Swanberg goes to Netflix with all-star 'Easy'

Joe Swanberg, a busy bee who has put the indie in independent filmmaker – he completed seven features in 2010 alone – turns to television this week as the creator, director and writer of the Netflix series "Easy." A naturalistic comedy of modern manners set among the young, less young and undeniably middle-aged people of Chicago, it's another basket of goodies turned up on the doorstep in a fall season barely started yet already full of them.

Temperamentally, in its artful naturalism and emphasis on character or event – on the events that character creates, one might say – it sits companionably alongside such other new, personal, low-concept sitcoms...