Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What I’m Watching: Gravity

Gravity: Season 1, Episode 9 "Calemnity" (B+)

I really do love Jorge. Out of all the characters on this show, he’s actually the most sentimental. The two girls who were so turned off by how painful having sex with him was were entertaining, but the third one, who loved it, intimidated even Jorge. His confession that he’s not just looking for a hookup but instead to fall in love was very sweet, though he’s still able to be appropriately stern, as he is when he repeatedly tells the woman that she cannot do the thing she desperately wants to do since she’s not the woman for him. I was thrilled at the beginning of the episode to see Miller’s story being unfolded, and while we only got a snippet of a flashback, we did get two shocking revelations at the end of the episode, one right after another! The man he is searching for, presumably his father, is none other than Lily’s stepfather. And, he’s not actually a cop! For a guy who emphasizes the fact that you don’t honk expect in cases of emergency, it’s hard to believe that he’s not a cop, but that really puts things in a whole new perspective. This show is much more layered than it could have been, and I think that’s terrific. Also great in this episode was Carla’s birthday speech and Robert getting revenge on Miller by giving him blurry eye drops. As usual, the intimate conversations between Robert and Lilly was spectacular, starting with Lilly’s “robotic” utterance of her “I sell makeup at a department store, I change lives” catchphrase, heightened by her truly opening up to Robert, accompanied by an effective montage. “Robert Collingsworth with an awesome tattoo, I’m so in love with you” was my favorite line of the episode, and the best part was that Robert was crying right after she said that. It’s a shame that this show has only one episode left just as it’s really showing incredible potential, and hopefully they’ll be a second season in store sometime soon.

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