Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What I’m Watching: Casual

Casual: Season 3, Episode 4 “The Sprout” (B+)

Alex really isn’t a great landlord or renter or whatever you’d call him, managing not only to consistently eat all of the food purchased by his tenants but also to cause them to have some marital troubles by bringing up something that happened in his personal life that they had no business needing to know. Only on this show could Alex see a picture of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, invite her over, and have her immediately come with no hesitation about it being uncomfortable or inappropriate. The truth is, they still get along well and haven’t lost any of their chemistry. Yet that was never their problem, and Emmy’s feelings on monogamy haven’t changed. Laura didn’t put much effort into trying to get her petition signed, but she did make a great new friend who even let her stay over due to their quick bond. Her stupid choice to do something reckless, taking something that didn’t belong to her just for the hell of it, cost her what could have been a nice relationship, and I think that’s going to stick with her and sting. Valerie, on the other hand, got decimated by her classmates before bonding with them in a better way after the class. She even got to set her own rules by sleeping with someone and then leaving his apartment when she wanted to, indicating at the very least to herself that she’s not fully in the middle of some crisis and is ready, for the moment, to face the world head-on.

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