Declaring your love for someone who you think youíll never see again might seem like a good plan, unless you do see them again ó for eight hours a day, every day, at work. Then itís just super awkward. ďKevin (From Work)Ē puts a twist on workplace romance, and the result is a funny look at owning your feelings.

Before Kevin (Noah Reid) starts a new job overseas, he decides to write a love letter to his co-worker Audrey (Paige Spara). When the position abroad falls through, heís forced to return to his old job and deal with his no longer secret feelings.

Thereís an element of putting yourself in Kevinís shoes ó itís hard to watch and not wonder how you might handle having your crush suddenly out in the open ó that makes the character relatable. What makes the character likeable is Reidís performance. He plays Kevin as genuine and kind, a good guy who loves his irresponsible sister and cares about his goofy best friend. You root for him instantly. Itís important for the story that as a viewer, you care about Kevin getting the girl but itís even more significant that youíre invested in Kevinís general happiness. Reid, who has great comic timing, makes it easy to feel both for a character who has to deal with being exposed and vulnerable on top of being rejected by a woman who is a sweet friend but isnít in love with him.

Or is she? The other element to the series is a will they or wonít they dynamic that is central to most unrequited love stories. Audrey isnít ready to admit she may have outgrown her boyfriend and Kevinís reveal confirms what she already suspected: He loves her. Itís not a unique characterization but you go with it because Reid and Spara have enough chemistry to make the expected moments feel fresh.

The supporting players, namely Audreyís roommate Patti (Punam Patel), Kevinís sister Roxie (Jordan Hinson) and his best friend Brian (Matt Murray) round out the cast. Each character has a quirky personality and they all disrupt Kevinís life in one way or another. Reidís job in these scenes is to play the straight man and he charmingly pulls it off. Patel is good as delusional romantic Patti while Murray shines as a personal trainer who isnít afraid to share his feelings. Hinson is the self-absorbed Roxie who becomes Kevinís roommate when his new job falls through. She attacks the role with enthusiasm. Amy Sedaris, in a recurring guest star role, is very funny as Kevinís sexually inappropriate boss Julia.

Visually, the show plays with fantasy sequences and uses clever editing in ways that create whimsy and humor. In the pilot, Audrey walks into the office and Kevin sees animated birds that flutter around her in a Disney princess kind of way. Will he be her Prince Charming? Spend some time with ďKevin (From Work)Ē and find out.

ďKevin (From Work)Ē is on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC Family.

Melissa Crawley is the author of ďMr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Televisionís ĎThe West Wing.íĒ She has a Ph.D. in media studies and is a member of the Television Critics Association. To comment on Stay Tuned, email her at or follow her on Twitter at @MelissaCrawley.