Monday, July 23, 2018

What I’m Watching: Me, Myself, and I

Me, Myself, and I: Season 1, Episode 10 “Video Games” (B+)

It was cool to see how video games were presented in three very different forms over the course of Alex’s life in this episode. In his childhood, the idea of playing a game that he hadn’t yet officially received as a Christmas present was just too alluring, and he got so addicted that he couldn’t stop. He even had to sacrifice the possibility of a relationship with Nori because he accidentally got her to like his arch-nemesis who had the only other copy of the game that could help him from getting in trouble with his parents. In his middle timeline, video games were a fun diversion from his real life that took center stage in his relationship with Lisa, whose apparent wealth made her the perfect choice to be an investor in the water filtration project, until her ideas kept clashing with Alex’s and making their romance untenable if they were going to continue working together professionally. I’m glad that they chose to sacrifice the latter so that they could continue on in their relationship, even if, again, we know it’s not going to last. In the future, the high-definition simulation of a football game was cool, and it proved hilarious when Darryl revealed that he had made a lackluster player seem much better in the game so that he was more interesting, which had in turn prompted Alex to push Abby to make a real-life trade for him. Fortunately, he’s a predictable personality, and those around him, be it Justin during his childhood, Darryl in his young adulthood, and Abby in his later years, know just how much they should listen to – and disregard – his opinions.

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