Sunday, July 23, 2017

What I’m Watching: Casual

Casual: Season 3, Episode 8 “Venus” (B+)

So the pair least likely to be a couple did end up hooking up, a decision they both clearly expressed regret and disgust for the next morning, though Rae’s reaction was a bit harsher than Alex’s. I don’t think too much will come of that, save for some increased awkwardness at just the wrong time since Alex is lacking on family members to talk to about what’s going on in his life. He does seem to be developing a nice relationship with Judy at work, thanks in large part to the absence of every single other employee. His interactions with Judy’s testy son were entertaining, and I’m all for having as much Judy Greer as possible on the show. I knew I recognized Elena from somewhere, and I realized as soon as I saw her name that it’s from a very, very different place, since Jessica Camacho plays Gypsy on “The Flash.” The way she corrected Laura referring to her as Casey’s girlfriend was definitive, and she very blatantly detests what she perceives as a significant threat to her marriage, something that already seems shaky since Casey failed to call Elena her wife. The notion of entering a sex-free relationship with Jack really didn’t sit well with Val, who couldn’t stop imagining what it would be like to engage in some crazy passion right there at the museum. She was angry enough at Alex for looking into her newfound half-brother on his own that it seems like she may be willing to indulge a romance that doesn’t have a physical component, even though I’m sure that will soon follow.