The BEST Episodes of Underemployed

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2020

Network: MTV

From Emmy-nominated producer Craig Wright ("Dirty Sexy Money," "Six Feet Under"), MTV's new scripted comedic drama "Underemployed" follows a group a five friends--Sophia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles--all filled with lofty goals, romantic dreams and hopefulness for complete world domination on their road to adulthood. But what happens when things don't go exactly according to plan? "Underemployed" picks up one year after their college graduation when reality has set in and the group struggles, often comically, to stay optimistic through the major life changes young twentysomethings know all too well, including dead-end jobs, terrible bosses and romantic mistakes. This group of old friends becomes a new family as they go through all the highs and lows in their newfound adult lives and prove together that if life is about living, none of them are underemployed. The series, which is currently in production in Chicago, will feature 12 hour-long episodes and is slated to launch in fall 2012. Sophia struggles to hold on to her dreams of becoming a writer, as she serves maple bacon bars at Donut Girl, while Daphne continues to toil as an unpaid and unnoticed intern at an advertising agency. Lou and Raviva ended their relationship when she left for Los Angeles to become a famous singer, leaving Lou on his quest to save the environment, but all that changes when she shows up on his doorstep nine-months pregnant. Meanwhile, Miles aspires to be a world famous model, the face of a major ad campaign, but instead finds himself serving mojitos and mini-tacos in his skivvies.

The Trivial Pursuit

#1 - The Trivial Pursuit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 2012

Lou & Raviva are given the green light to get busy post baby, but will outside flirtations interfere with their much anticipated reconnection? The gang is pumped to compete in a bar-run trivia challenge, but their victory is jeopardized when Daphne and Miles are forced to entertain their very important, yet also very inebriated client. Sophia thinks a promotion at Donut girl will give her time to write, but will she really be able to pursue her literary dreams while slinging sweets?

star 8.48
23 votes
Directors: Jace Alexander
Writers: Craig Wright, Taii K. Austin
The Focus Group

#2 - The Focus Group

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2012

Daphne brings Raviva and Sophia into her first focus group for her big tequila client, but the girls can hardly focus. Sophia is anxious about making rent, Daphne is contemplating a potentially lucrative new job offer from Todd, and Raviva is worried that Lou is pulling away. Meanwhile, Lou is doing his best to fend off Bekah's flirtatious advances, but will he eventually succumb to temptation? Then, Miles fears his promiscuous past might be catching up to him when an intimate incident forces him to reach out to a former hook-up for free medical attention.

star 8.38
21 votes
The Tasting

#3 - The Tasting

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 20, 2012

It's Miles and Daphne's first tasting party for their tequila client, and the whole group is ready to let loose and watch Miles dazzle the crowd. Plans are complicated however when Miles threatens to go off script and Daphne is caught between her friend and her job. No amount of tequila can make run-ins with Jamel and Bekah less awkward for Lou and Raviva. Meanwhile, Sophia fears that joining Laura's phone plan could mean more for their relationship than shared minutes.

star 8.32
22 votes
Directors: Jace Alexander
Writers: Brad Bauner, Craig Wright, Jen Braeden
The Kids

#4 - The Kids

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 29, 2012

Lou and Miles decide to throw a bro-down to lift their sagging spirits, and Sophia tries to improve her writing by living more adventurously.

star 8.25
20 votes
The Confession

#5 - The Confession

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 22, 2012

It's Daphne's birthday and she's determined to throw her first classy party in the hopes of impressing Todd - can her friends keep a lock on their embarrassing stories for one night? Lou is offered a promotion that would earn more dough, but push him farther from his dreams. Meanwhile, things get even more complicated for Lou when Bekah starts sending him scandalous texts and Raviva gets suspicious. Sophia is making headway on her novel, but will taking creative liberties with her friends' lives come back to bite her?

star 8.11
18 votes
The Gig

#6 - The Gig

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 8, 2012

Raviva is thrilled when she scores her first gig in Chicago. But, when Lou finds out that Jamel helped Raviva get her big break, he starts to think twice about ending things with Bekah. Meanwhile, Daphne worries that she's dating a "home fielder" when Todd can only mack to his own playlist. Then, Sophia and Miles try to figure out if the new hottie at the park is playing for Sophia's team or Miles'.

star 8.11
19 votes
The Heart

#7 - The Heart

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 12, 2013

star 8.05
20 votes
The Message

#8 - The Message

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 5, 2013

Sophia throws a party to celebrate the self-publication of her first novel, and Daphne wrestles with her feelings for both Todd and Miles.

star 8.05
22 votes
The Roommate

#9 - The Roommate

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 2012

The transformation from bachelor pad to baby haven might be too much for Miles, and he's not sure he can deal with the nuclear family nest anymore. Daphne discovers corporate competitiveness when Todd steals her idea, forcing her to confront him on a professional and emotional level. Sophia isn't sure she's ready to embrace her new label, and Raviva's advice that she sleep with a guy hits home when they realize Miles is a self-proclaimed "Lesbian Whisperer".

star 7.84
25 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Craig Wright, Emily Whitesell
The Days of Yore

#10 - The Days of Yore

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 6, 2012

Sophia's parents are in town and the group is ready for their annual pilgrimage to Days of Yore. Though goblets of grog and faux sword-fighting represent simpler times, the kids' problems are anything but simple. Lou and Raviva realize they may not have the same values on family spending. When Miles is hired on Daphne's first campaign, Daphne worries that his impulsive nature will jeopardize her job. Meanwhile, Sophia struggles with telling her traditional parents about her new self-discovery.

star 7.78
23 votes
Directors: Jace Alexander
Writers: Bekah Brunstetter, Craig Wright

#11 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 16, 2012

An unplanned pregnancy complicates things between Lou and Raviva in the opener of this series, which follows five friends as they struggle through post-college life in the real world.

star 7.01
120 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Craig Wright
The Crib

#12 - The Crib

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 23, 2012

Lou ignites the "ultimate bat signal" when Raviva threatens to move out of the apartment if he can't make room for her and Rosemary. Will Lou be able to save the day and please his baby mama with the help of his friends? Against her better judgment, Daphne continues her romance with Todd and further blurs the lines between career and love. Meanwhile, a usually straight-laced Sophia is arrested and the rest of the crew has to bail her out, while they try to figure out the truth behind her recent romantic tryst.

star 6.94
53 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Craig Wright