Sam (Josh Radnor) lives a slightly slummy version of sitcom-character leisure, his flirtatious lip-pursing in East Village bars financed by his short-fiction sales. (“Freelance writing” is defined herein as a career involving immaculate stubble, vertically stacked paperbacks, and occasional glancing at a laptop.) Sam’s routine is disturbed when he meets a young black child separated from his foster parents on the subway. Learning Rasheen’s history of bouncing between homes, Sam illegally adopts the moppet, using him as a pickup ice-breaker and outfitting him in band tees, like any NYC designer kid. Sam’s treatment of Rasheen as an accessory is believable of this callow... More >>>