by Rob DiCristino
Minor spoilers ahead.
When we meet Gaby (Chelsea Peretti), she’s having a bit of a day: She’s just caught her boyfriend Nathan (Eugene Sampang) — a board game enthusiast described by most who meet him as “a drip” — in the middle of a hasty escape from the apartment they’ve shared for the last three months. It’s not the end of a Romance For the Ages, exactly, but the absence of a reliable couchmate leaves Gaby with little else to do. Her friend Amanda (Susan Kent) is busy with her husband and kids. Her brother Alex (David Rossetti) splits his time between fighting for custody of tween Adele (Nadia Tonen) and honing his unfortunate stand-up comedy at open mic nights. Her father (Bill Carr as Jack) is a mealy-mouthed guilt tripper who’s mostly absent from her life. Gaby’s daylight hours are spent on her catering business, where she arranges overpriced menus for brides-to-be who insist true love has a dollar value and includes an open bar. Yes, Gaby is unmarried, childless, and about to turn thirty-nine.