3 Reasons to Watch Fox's Brotherly New Series, Enlisted
By Stacy Lambe
Flying under the radar on Fox's winter schedule is a new series, Enlisted, about three brothers enlisted in the U.S. Army. At its core, the military-themed show is a heartfelt comedy about three brothers who are forced reconnect after the eldest (Geoff Stults) is demoted and returns home from Afghanistan. Three episodes in, the show is still figuring out the balance of superfluous characters but clearly understands its three best assets: Stults, Chris Lowell, and Parker Young (who play Pete, Derrick, and Randy Hill respectively). The bond shared between the three is surprisingly natural and, at times, unintentionally homoerotic.
After checking out the main characters, we suspect you'll be watching this show as well:
1. Geoff Stults as Sergeant Pete Hill
This is a far cry from his Undressed days but Stults has found his comedic footing thanks to the ensemble show. Fox wisely snatched him up after canceling Ben and Kate seeing potential in his comedic chops. Hopefully, the network will give the show to let the actor breathe into his character and spare us an exhaustive 'will they or won't they' subplot with Sergeant Jill Perez (Angelique Cabral).
2. Chris Lowell as Corporal Derrick Hill
Lowell first caught our attention as Piz on Veroncia Mars, which is also making its way to theaters in March. On Enlisted, Lowell ups the snarky as an aloof yet caring middle brother. We look forward to seeing more of the actor over the next few months.
3. Parker Young as Private Randy Hill
The third brother is played by Young, who has parlayed his recurring role on Suburgatorty into a main role here. His dopey, Buster-like character is in charge of all the physical comedy, which is fine thanks to the buff bod that seems to get undressed each week.
Enlisted airs Fridays on Fox.