Unstable is a series starring Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe, father and son in real life and now on screen. A series created by Victor Fresco, John Owen Lowe and Rob Lowe.
Unstable is a father and son series with Rob Lowe in star mode and who has the pleasure of seeing his real life son playing his son on screen.
This time, playing two eccentric geniuses in a series, moreover, created by the two of them along with Victor Fresco (Santa Clarita Diet).
About the Series
Entertaining, passable dialogues and some first scenes that, it must be said, are funny. The rest of it …you have to feel like getting into a light father-son comedy thing in which each one tries to impose their own style. There is a lot of role and a lot of character for the John Owen Wilson good guy, who also plays the “handsome guy” (because he can, of course) and who gets a role which is tailor-made for them, charming in a series that doesn’t want to break the mold at any point.
It always stays in the realm of “light comedy”, which (for once) we won’t criticize: it is a series for viewers who do not want to have to think too much and who aren’t looking for a complicated plot of stormy father-son conflicts.
It wants to entertain from its “cinematic middle class” viewpoint, and to amuse us, to serve as a bit of escapism, and to show us a father-son relationship about very intelligent people… adapted to the average viewer. It doesn’t do anything exceptional, it’s not transcendal, nor does it want to be. It fulfils its objectives, without meriting top marks for the effort.
March 30, 2023
Where to Watch Unstable
Rob Lowe / Ellis Dragon
John Owen Lowe / Jackson Dragon
Fred Armisen / Leslie
Tom Allen / TJ
Reeling from a tragedy, Ellis struggles to focus at work as a major project looms, forcing Anna to reach out to Ellis’ son Jackson for help.
Engaged, Focused and Ridiculously Sane
After an odd discovery in Ellis’ basement, Jackson stays longer in LA and sets boundaries with his dad — which inspires Ellis to stand up to the board.
The Wizard of Odd
Determined to change the narrative of his life and business, Ellis invites a reporter to shadow him, while Anna tries to make things seem normal at work.
Pilgrims and Sex Parties
Facing fallout from the Time cover, Ellis fears getting ousted and receives support from an old pal, while Anna uncovers intel to keep the twins at bay.
Beautiful Birthday Bastards
When the twins threaten to press charges, Anna and Ellis plan a birthday surprise. Jackson and the Red Lab crew head to the bar, where feelings emerge.
The Ballad of Eduardo
A call from an old professor puts Jackson in a tough spot. The Red Lab crew faces hard truths. Ellis sets his sights on new heights at his side job.
Roasting For Beginners
Ellis and Jackson spend the day doing landscaping work until the father-son bonding time turns into a roast. At the house, Leslie wears out his welcome.
A Dragon’s Fire
An emergency board meeting puts Ellis’ job on the line. A shocking discovery forces Jackson to step up to save the company — and his dad — from disaster.
Description: A biotech genius tries to bounce back from the depths of grief with help from his son, who works to escape his dad’s shadow and save the family business.
Country: United States
Director(s): Victor Fresco , John Owen Lowe , Rob Lowe
Writer(s): Victor Fresco , John Owen Lowe , Rob Lowe
Music: Sven Faulconer, Mark Foster
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actor(s): Rob Lowe, John Owen Lowe, Sian Clifford, Rachel Marsh, Emma Ferreira, Aaron Branch, Fred Armisen, Frank Gallegos, Chris Aquilino, Merrick McCartha