Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What I’m Watching: Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Season 4, Episode 7 (C)

It’s not often that a character sleeps in a coffin on a show that isn’t “True Blood” or another vampire-related drama. Why ruin that chance for creativity by having said character die during the act? This show used to be unpredictable, and even if some of it was predictable, it was more impressive than this. Such an event just serves to make everything else seem trivial, and the happenstance presence of Belle’s new civil servant suitor is too much. He does seem to be an overly understanding and sympathetic figure who still wants to give Belle a run for her money, yet somehow I’d imagine that, if there were more time, he’d turn into just the latest Alex or Duncan, albeit too cocky and sure of himself from the start. I’m continually baffled by Ben’s stupidity, agreeing to go meet Poppy when he knows that she’s interested in him. Also, a point of contention: when Belle said that she’d never lied to Ben, was that supposed to include only this season? He certainly didn’t know about what she did for a living for a while, and he hasn’t gotten all that much more perceptive. Additionally, she’s not overly honest with him, and for her to say something like that is just preposterous. Next week is this show’s series finale, and eight episodes too late, it’s definitely fine. Here’s hoping to some refreshing closure that will make this season half-worthwhile. I’ll definitely have to go back and watch some of the earlier seasons since this used to be one of my favorite shows.

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