Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Bisexual

The Bisexual: Season 1, Episode 5 (B+)

I liked this episode a lot, providing an informative and entertaining flashback to 2005. Leila meeting Deniz at a bar and telling her that she could be her wingman was an odd start, and after she tried to kiss her boyfriend, she ended up being a much better fit for her new friend, who thought she was gay but hadn’t ever said it out loud before. As if Deniz wasn’t negative enough, then we got Sadie, who burst onto the scene with a whole lot of anger yelling at the woman checking her in because she had just quit her job. Leila had a bunch of superb lines in this hour, including her idea for the window that you can see through, which Sadie rightfully pointed out was like a door. I also liked “I’m a businesswoman named Amanda. I just love business.” After she impressed Sadie by throwing a drink on her, the genesis of their relationship made sense, and their passionate end-of-episode hookup where Leila just got naked behind her showed that maybe there is something left between them. Gabe looked different – and less happy – with a grizzled beard trying to sell his book, and he was just as awkward trying to make jokes with his publisher. He’s not any better off currently, though at least he had an opportunity to talk about an exciting possibility in his life and find out that the person closest to him didn’t want him to be able to succeed independently. I’m looking forward to the finale and hopeful that we’ll get more of this show after that.

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