Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," or does he just have a "low joy ceiling?" Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Happiness after all is pretty high bar. In a world as absurd as ours, maybe the best anyone can hope for is happyish.
Thom writes a story involving meaning, underpants, a church and a cop. Then he quits. Also: 'Radical Capitalism,' The New Yorker, hopes, dreams and a big red slide.
Thom discovers something terrible about Larry; Lee takes Julius to Hebrew school; Thom meets with Dani for advice.
Thom gets forced out of his office to make way for the "Ideation Room"; Lee vents on "Frozen," while helping out as lunch mom, and meets Sandy; James Deen gives three fool-proof tips on success in porn/corporate America.
The Swedes attempt to steal Lorna while offering Thom a big account.
Thom gets a life lesson - when his train kills a commuter.
While waiting for the mothership to return, Thom is overrun by a**sholes.
Julius gets ill. Thom endures dueling takes on the meaning of suffering.
Thom gets a lesson in corporate America. Lee's bubble is invaded.
44 year-old Thom Payne is pressured to rebrand himself.