In Episode 3, after finding out she can't make her credit card payments, resourceful beauty queen Astrid tries sweet-talking Nate into additional coaching services for his daughter, six year old pageant princess Poppy.
In Episode 4, Andy discovers that his half-brother Lowell has stolen the tenets of Andy's self-help process The E-Trinity, and plans to present it as his corporate restructuring program, the E Quad.
In Episode 5, a more composed Leyla explains herself to Connor, with the help of Learn to Speak English dvds.
In Episode 6, Beth tries to figure out how to adjust to life expectations in a financial crisis, while her fiance heads off to work as a nighttime security guard.
In Episode 7, in an effort to bring in more cash, Astrid double-books herself at a pageant and is overwhelmed when Poppy locks herself in the ladies room and refuses to come out.
In Episode 8, despite an acrimonious relationship, Andy attempts to coerce his ex Priscilla to lend him some money.
Connor is summoned to help his drunk and frisky soon-to-be-ex-wife Maura get home. Hank finds a creative way to romance Beth.
Priscilla and Justin attempt to woo back their evicted tenants, Hank and Beth, in order to stop their foreclosure.
In Episode 2, overworked attorney Connor has difficulty understanding his Turkish cleaning lady, Leyla.
In Episode 1, Beth learns some surprising news from her boss Maura and Maura's new efficiency expert, Lowell Wishingbone.
In Episode 5, Connor (Chris Henry Coffey, TRUST) and Justin (Brian Keane, BEARCITY) meet for some gym time and debt remediation talk, but Justin can't keep up. Special Guest Star: Michael Cyril Creighton (Jack in a Box). Special thanks to: Triomph Gym in Park Slope, Brooklyn Special thanks to: Old Wives "Best Straight Drama on the Web" Los Angeles Times Best Of Lists: LA Times, Fast Company, Boston Globe, Bostinnovation, Clicker ... Thirtysomething for the Unemployed and Bankrupt Downsized is a critically acclaimed dramedy about the extremes people go to when faced with an economic crash. The critically acclaimed series follows the lives of several New Yorkers as they try to balance work, love and their checkbooks. When Beth (Daryn Strauss), a mid-level saleswoman, is let go from her corporate job by a downsizing effort masterminded by HR Manager Maura (Michele Mavissakalian) and her efficiency expert Lowell (Duncan Murdoch), she must reevaluate what is important in her life. Overworked attorney Connor (Chris Henry Coffey) finds himself entranced by his Turkish immigrant cleaning lady Leyla (Esra Gaffin) while he goes through a divorce from Maura. Former finance executive now office temp Andy (Conan McCarty) attempts to fund his recession-based self-help program while obsessing over his money-hungry ex-wife Priscilla (Meredith Zinner). Beauty pageant coach Astrid (Shannon Conley) finds that conning unsuspecting parents like smitten daddy Nate (Kaipo Schwab) into spray tans and hair extensions for their pre-teen children in order to pay off her credit card debt aint that easy when everybody is broke. Written and directed by Daryn Strauss, Downsized is a made-for-the-web ensemble dramedy about the extremes people go to when faced with an economic crash. The critically acclaimed series, told in the mosaic style of Magnolia with the dark humor of Nurse Jackie, follows the lives of several New Yorkers as they try to balance work, love and their checkbooks post-moreless
In The Season 2 Opener, Hank (Gerard Urciuoli) Tries To Shake Beth (Daryn Strauss) Out Of Her Depression, While Connor (Chris Henry Coffey) Is Caught Between The Sheets With His Estranged Wife (Michele Mavissakalian).
Astrid (Shannon Conley) manages to squeeze a few extra bucks out of Nate (Kaipo Schwab) by convincing him to compete in a Daddy and Me competition with Poppy.
Andy (Conan McCarty) goes door-to-door with his self-help program "The E Trinity" and discovers that his ex-wife Priscilla (Meredith Zinner) is selling off their property in a house sale.
In Episode 4, A Conflicted Connor (Chris Henry Coffey) Surprises New Mother Leyla (Esra Gaffin) With A Visit In Her 'Hood, Much To The Chagrin Of Her Disapproving Sister Dunya (Aysan Celik), While Beth (Daryn Strauss) Tries To Mooch Off Her Friend Bonnie's Connections (Maitely Weismann).... As In Wifi Connections.