The Business

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  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (374)

The Business is a TV show that aired on IFC from 2006 to 2007. The show is a satire of the business world, which follows the character of Ali Moore as she navigates the cutthroat environment of corporate America. The show centers around Ali, a recent college graduate who lands her first job at a corporate conglomerate called Righteous Corp. Righteous Corp is a giant corporation with its hands in multiple industries, including pharmaceuticals, entertainment, and telecommunications. Ali works in the marketing department where she is surrounded by a colorful cast of characters, including her boss, Jim, who is a corporate ladder-climber, the office receptionist Donna, who is constantly talking about her personal life, and Michelle, a cunning salesperson who knows how to get the job done.

The Business examines the daily lives of these characters, as they try to navigate the complex world of corporate politics, office gossip, and endless board meetings. The show does not shy away from poking fun at the absurdities and hypocrisies of corporate culture. Throughout the show, Ali struggles to find her place within the company, and as the series progresses, she begins to question her own values and whether they align with those of her employers.

One of the themes that the show explores is how business practices can conflict with a person's personal ethics. Ali struggles to reconcile her own values with the cutthroat nature of corporate America. She is often confronted with situations where she must choose between doing what is right, and what is best for the company. These situations create conflict and tension within the show, and add depth to Ali's character.

In addition to its satirical look at the business world, The Business is also a character-driven show. The cast is made up of well-acted and well-developed characters who carry the show. Ali is the heart of the show and is portrayed as a smart, ambitious, and capable woman who is determined to succeed on her own terms. Her character is relatable, and her struggles with the challenges of life in the business world make her compelling to watch.

Another strength of the show is its use of humor. The Business is a funny show, and its satirical take on corporate culture is both hilarious and incisive. The show's creators do an excellent job of using humor to highlight the absurdities of the corporate world while still keeping the show grounded in reality. The humor ranges from subtle and dry to over-the-top and wacky.

Overall, The Business is an excellent show that provides a humorous and biting critique of corporate culture. The show successfully balances humor and drama to create a compelling and entertaining series. Its relatable characters and satirical approach make it a great watch for anyone who has ever worked in an office or corporate environment. If you're looking for a smart, funny, and well-acted TV show, The Business is definitely worth checking out.

The Business is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on August 18, 2006.

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Field Trip to Hollywood, Pt. 2
8. Field Trip to Hollywood, Pt. 2
September 23, 2007
Dressed to the nines, the gang makes their way to the red carpet, some as concerned about their speech as Rufus is about his bowel movements. While Lance and Tony feel completely at home in the schmoozing business, Julia is like a deer in headlights. Nevertheless, they all make it inside in one piece and await the outcome of the long-anticipated awards ceremony. Despite Lance's tasteless ways, Vic's foot lodged permanently in his mouth, Julia's nervous blathering, and Rufus' unfortunate intolerance to spicy foods, the Vic's Flicks team will prove in the end that all they need is heart?and each other.
Field Trip to Hollywood, Pt. 1
7. Field Trip to Hollywood, Pt. 1
September 16, 2007
The Spirit Awards are calling! Julia, Vic, Tony, Rufus and Lance barely make it past airport security to eagerly set foot in the true La-La-Land, where showbiz is a way of life. Enthralled at the idea of pursuing endless opportunities, they all go out to chase their dreams. But their high hopes are quickly hampered by a slew of characters that only Hollywood could provide. Will the team manage to keep their integrity intact or will they let themselves be corrupted by the West Coast air?
Family Jules
6. Family Jules
September 9, 2007
Discouraged that neither of her goals have yet materialized ? finding an idea for their next big hit and acquiring an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "House of Fear" ? Julia chooses to change her focus. But she is so blinded by her discontent, that she fails to notice that the golden script she's been hoping for all along has been right under her nose, in her intern's hands. Nancy's frustration grows when everyone dismisses her many attempts at being heard; so much so that she resorts to malicious measures to punish Vic's Flicks for not paying better attention to her real potential. In the end, it's all about karma.
Full Moon and Half Nuts
5. Full Moon and Half Nuts
September 2, 2007
Fear overcomes Vic when he realizes a deep-seated family secret is back to haunt him and forces (or paranoia?) are out to get him. No one is to be trusted: the elevator repairman is clearly making attempts on his life; Terrence is conspiring against him with his not-so-trustworthy business partner; all because of a suspicious roll of film that proves one of the greatest and most shameful cover-ups in modern history.
4. Twofus
August 26, 2007
People's pasts are back to haunt them. A handsome prowling stranger turns out to be Julia's ex-husband, and threatens Tony's confidence with his good looks, his charm and his firm grip. Vic must attempt to dodge a legal bullet when his past as a cheap smut-peddler revisits him. Derek Tibble, a seemingly innocent friend from Rufus' past, threatens Rufus' credibility and the legitimacy of his work. And Lance, unable to convince people of his identity, rethinks the dietary choices he has made in his recent past.
3. Lance-a-Lot
August 19, 2007
After a masterful story-telling Irishman makes his brilliant pitch about an IRA bomber on a politically motivated hunger strike, the team at Vic's Flicks lets the weight of it all set the tone for the remainder of the day. Convinced that this script idea is Oscar-worthy, Julia, against her better judgment, calls Lance Rawly into the office to offer him the title role. But Lance rolls in, having undergone sizeable changes, leaving the others flabbergasted and speechless.
Vic's Bringing Sexy Back
2. Vic's Bringing Sexy Back
August 12, 2007
From the moment Kiki de Charentais makes her first appearance, she exudes a sexual energy that lingers in the air around her and that is powerful enough to corrupt the purest of souls. Indeed, something has come over the team at Vic's Flicks: buttons are undone, hair is flipped, body parts are exposed, soldiers are erect, fantasy flirts with reality and the magnetism in the air is practically palpable.
Back in the Business
1. Back in the Business
August 5, 2007
Making the most of the box office success generated by indie-thriller "House of Fear", the team at Vic's Flicks moves up the ladder and into new offices. Julia's main goal is to apply her carefully crafted 5-year business plan. Vic's goal is to make himself at home at the office; Tony is on a mission to seduce Julia, using whatever angle he can; Rufus shamelessly displays what a true diva he has become.
Vic's Bringing Sexy Back
0. Vic's Bringing Sexy Back
August 12, 2007
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Where to Watch The Business
The Business is available for streaming on the IFC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Business on demand at , Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    August 18, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (374)