Sunday, May 10, 2015

What I’m Watching: Weird Loners (Season Finale)

Weird Loners: Season 1, Episode 6 “We’re Here. We’re Weird. Get Used to Us” (B)

In just six short episodes, this show has definitely been weird, and I’m pleased to report that its season finale is its strongest installment, strange to be sure but effective in telling quite a substantial story with three separate threads. I was very excited to see Katie Aselton as Zara’s ex-girlfriend who came over to flirt with Caryn and ended up dating both her and Stosh. I love that Caryn decided to try being a lesbian just to compete with Stosh, and though the victim of their game ended up in the middle of them dancing and literally got kissed over, she wasn’t so innocent since she was fully involved with both of them. Caryn and Stosh’s kiss was pretty momentous, and their reactions to it happening were perfect. Zara lucked out too, getting her ex-girlfriend back as two of her friends finally got together. And then there’s Eric, who was confused throughout his entire career as a stellar dart thrower as a female lesbian, who made out with his crush before returning home where both she – and apparently he – were shocked to find out that he was, in fact, not a female lesbian. There’s something wonderful and inspiring to see our weird loners lined up and making out with other people at the end of this episode, still a bit socially awkward since they’re making out in public but marvelously improved in their situations in terms of their loneliness. I don’t think this show will merit a second season, but especially after this finish, I’d definitely tune in!

Season grade: B-
Season MVP: Becki Newton as Caryn

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