A cinephile and recent college grad now living at home, Ryan is un-fulfilled with his college degree because he never wanted to attend college in the first place when his parents pushed him away from his first love, filmmaking. Now that he’s graduated his initial plan is to return home to work part time at the local theater, which is essentially the local ‘watering hole’ of employment, while developing a film concept he’s been working on.
Ryan portrays the straight man to contrast to the eccentric world of Royal Cinemas as he tries to make it through each work day. He finds himself at a cross romantically between a woman who will push him and a woman who makes him feel secure where he’s at currently.
Having worked there nearly 20 years, Oscar is one of the longest tenured employees at Royal Cinemas. Oscar had high aspirations for a basketball career coming out of high school, but an untimely injury during his senior year caused the college to revoke his Athletic Scholarship and send him down a different path.
Even though his ‘service time’ has bred Oscar into a bit of a grouch as the usher manager, he is one of the few managers who actually tries to do more than be an armchair boss. This results in him having a good relationship with his employees but puts him at odds with his fellow managers. Oscar has a snarky and dry sense of wit about him as well, which keeps his employees loyal and laughing.
Adam is best described as the ‘Ferris Buhler’ of the theater. He is beloved by most for his ability to seemingly be slacking off and saving the day simultaneously. Adam has never really had to apply himself at anything, everything comes naturally.
The main female shift lead that Ryan works with, Amber is a free-spirited and modern young woman with a strong tomboy streak. She has a brash and dry sense of humor that compliments the main mischief crew: Adam, Jon and Devin. Even though her disdain for the job rivals that of Oscar, she excels at it because of her slight perfectionist attitude.
Dan is the quintessential antagonists. He has an incredibly high view of himself and an extremely low opinion of his fellow coworkers, especially Adam and his gang of ‘miscreants’. Being an unpopular, overweight child led Dan to develop a ‘perfectionist’ quality to himself during his teen years. Dan also has a history with Adam that dates back to junior high, which only complicate their relationship more. After another personal slight from Adam and his ‘new friend’ Ryan in the pilot episode, Dan decides to devotes his time at the theater to cause as much chaos as possible and pin it on Adam and anyone else who happens to get in his way
Devin makes up one half of the ‘Harrison and Garrison’ crew that partake in Adam’s shenanigans. As a member of the ‘mustkateers’ he loves the hanging out with friends part of the job much more than he does the work side. Devin only sees working at the theater as a small stop-gap while attending the local college, which doesn’t make him take his job any more seriously. Devin always has a witty addition to Adam’s sarcastic diatribes. He and Adam develop a true friendship, and in the later season their relationship almost develops more of a ‘mentor/mentee’ dynamic.
The Garrison to Devin’s Harrison, Jon loves the mischief he and his fellow ushers create at the theater. Jon has been employed at the theater for even longer than Adam and lives for the easy, morning shifts where he can hang out with his friends and screw with his other co-workers. Jon has very little ambition in his life and his perfectly content with living at his parents place while using all his paychecks to party and buy the latest technological gadgets. He is extremely blunt and too the point which sometimes comes off rude, but once you get to know him you realize that Jon really is a lover.
Izzy is an old friend of Ryan’s whom he happens to run into during Adam’s house party in the pilot. Seeing Ryan for the first time in a couple years re-ignites a long-time crush she used to hold for him. This encourages her to apply for a job at Royal Cinemas in order to spend more time with Ryan, all the while saving up for an expensive post-graduate school. Izzy is a physics major with dreams of attending post-grad at MIT. She is also an extremely outgoing and friendly young woman who has a bit of a klutzy streak to pair with her intelligence.
A theater vet with some extremely strange habits, Martin has been striving for a management position since he arrived, and has already been passed over twice. This isn’t due to a lack of knowledge or know-how about the job, but rather the fact he gets on just about everyone’s nerves. He isn’t as ill-tempered or egotistical as Dan, but he does carry the same attitude that the workplace should be for work, not for fun, which puts him at odds with Adam, Ryan and the rest of the gang. Martin’s neurotic behavior hardly wins him over any friends, but, he becomes an unwitting pawn in Dan’s master plan to dethrone Adam because of his by-the-book attitude.
Javy is the extremely two-faced General Manager of the theater. He may seem pleasant and nice around customers and new employees, but he is always looking to fulfill his own interests first. He tricks employees into telling him secrets, has secretly dated others, and may have slept his way to his current position with the female district manager, who was the former GM of Royal Cinemas. Javy has zero interests in ever being at the theater doing his job, but he plans to take full credit for anything that goes well and dish out the blame for everything that go wrong. He provides plenty of obstacles for Adam, Ryan and Oscar to deal with besides their day to day tasks.