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EW had three rounds with the Casual cast — and here's what they revealed

Casual? That’s an understatement. Sure, the Hulu series debuted last October with a sitcom-friendly premise: Divorced mom Valerie (Michaela Watkins) grabs her precocious teen daughter Laura (Tara Lynne Barr) and moves in with her troubled horndog brother Alex (Tommy Dewey). But the first season spiraled into a fascinating, funny, and sensitive portrait of deeply dysfunctional, desperate humans. Credit the cast for playing their parts in various states of emotional, mental, and physical undress. They’re game for anything – and that’s without booze!

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Tara Lynne Barr, star of Hulu's Casual, on Golden Globe nod: 'I just assumed someone had died'

Casual became the first Hulu series to snag a Golden Globe nomination this year — which was especially good news for star Tara Lynne Barr, who thought someone had died when she woke up to a series of texts and calls the morning nominations came out. “That’s immediately where my brain went to,” she tells EW. 

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