Saturday, July 30, 2016

What I’m Watching: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll: Season 2, Episode 5 “And She Was” (B+)

After last week’s big blow-up, I had anticipated lots of drama and resentment from Johnny for being kicked out of the band whose members he had managed to so alienate by trying to steal the spotlight. There was a similarly stomach-churning ending to this installment, but everything that led up to it was considerably tamer than I had expected. Johnny trying to be supportive didn’t turn out to be the carte blanche he thought it would, mainly because his “yes man” attitude was completely transparent and not genuine. Ava not getting the usual feedback from him threw her off, and calling him on it when he was approving a dress she would never wear is what set the latest blow-up in motion. Johnny being jealous that everyone else in the band was headed somewhere but him was equally understandable and petty, and I think she’s had it at this point with being put second. Gigi has been talking about getting married and starting a family a lot lately, and Flash had the perfect cover with a story about meeting Lady Gaga for lunch to take her to the land he bought to deliver a decent proposal with no ring. I fear that his heartfelt actions may have been taken the wrong way if her immediate freakout is any indication, and the only comfort to take from that is that she obviously bounces from idea to idea very quickly without putting much weight in any of them, meaning that she should be able to recover from this momentous shock to her system without needing too much time.

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