Old friends are the best — but they can also be the worst.
That’s the central truth of the new Netflix series “Friends From College” created by writer-director Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Five-Year Engagement”) and his wife, novelist Francesca Delbanco, and directed by Stoller. Like a bawdier version of the “The Big Chill,” Friends From College” follows a group of Harvard buddies as they wrestle with midlife angst and their tangled personal histories.
At the center is Ethan (Keegan-Michael Key), a frustrated author whose wife, Lisa (Cobie Smulders), lands a lucrative but soul-crushing corporate job in New York.
There he is reunited with Sam...