‘Regular Show’ creator explores a young couple’s life in ‘Close Enough’

J.G. Quintel, the creator of Emmy-winning series Regular Show debuted on Cartoon Network is back with a new series that centers on a married couple and their five-year-old daughter and their two best friends/roommates who all live together in a home in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The first season of the series is called Close Enough. The show’s main character, Josh, is both based on Quintel and voiced by him. Josh and his wife Emily live with two of their best friends who are now divorced, which certainly complicates their daily lives. And although they have encounters with time-traveling snails, stripper clowns and murderous mannequins, there are elements of truth and real experiences in each episode. “As we were wrapping up Regular Show in 2017, I was looking for new ideas. The first show coincided with me having a job and being out of college, and Close Enough is about getting married, starting a family, trying to buy a house. It’s about transitioning from being just yourself and doing whatever you want to taking care of other people in your life,” Quintel said in an interview. The viewers of Regular Show, will know that Quintel has a very surreal imagination, and all should probably expect to see more of it when it comes to Close Enough. The new show Close Enough is produced at Cartoon Network Burbank studios and Saerom Animation (Korea) and premieres on HBO Max on 9 July.