Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What I’m Watching: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll (Season Finale)

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll: Season 1, Episode 10 “Because We’re Legion” (B+)

I was expecting this episode to feel much more like a season finale, perhaps even more so since, as far as I know, this show hasn’t yet been renewed for a second season. I sincerely hope it will since I do enjoy it a lot, and I think that the cast works very well together. Rob Morrow’s JP showed up to shake things up after the mess last week, and Gigi flirting with him like crazy was probably harmless and designed just to make her ex-boyfriend Flash jealous. JP whispering infuriating things into each band member’s ear just before they started playing and recording was a productive trick, it turned out, since it just encouraged them to give it their all rather than try to kill each other. The revelation that Flash and Ava slept together years ago was almost inconsequential, though it did create a few moments of amusing awkwardness between them and Gigi. Passing around the blame at the beginning of the episode was entertaining, especially watching Johnny and Flash each delight in being the good guy for a moment and Ava and Gigi yelling at them no matter who was in more trouble. A successful recording session was a promising way to end, though of course it all fell apart because, as part of the deal that Johnny hastily made to get Rehab and Bam Bam back in the band, they sold a version of the song that made their take completely unsellable. Oh well – that’s the world of rock and roll. Let’s hope for season two soon; this was a blast.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Elizabeth Gillies as Gigi

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