Saturday, October 5, 2019

What I’m Watching: Four Weddings and a Funeral (Series Finale)

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Season 1, Episode 10 “New Jersey” (B-)

This show has definitely been entertaining, and I’d like to emphasize that I have greatly enjoyed watching it even if it’s not the highest quality storytelling. The number of people on this show who got over past relationships with considerable ease after earlier expressing bitter hatred for their exes and then attended their weddings with smiles on their face is absolutely incredible, and this episode was full of that. I’m not entirely clear why Andrew and Tony traveled across the pond to attend Duffy and Gemma’s wedding, which was an unusual affair that felt a lot more like him than her, and them being there wasn’t quite as shocking as Tabby making it possible for some of Duffy’s students to be there. Maya’s poster scene taken right out of “Love Actually” didn’t have the desired effect on Ainsley, but Bryce saving all her letters did, resulting in a complete shift in her thinking, forgiving both Maya and Kash for their betrayal. Tricking Kash into thinking that Maya was marrying Duffy so that he’d rush over on a flight to declare his love for her was a fun if relatively unbelievable move, and Duffy begging him to sit down so that he wouldn’t ruin any more weddings was amusing. At least everyone ended up together, which was nice, and even Craig got happiness with his expanded family as he was painted as even dumber than Zara, hardly the show’s most memorable character. I’d be happy to revisit these characters in the future, though I think given the critical reception for this miniseries, it’s unlikely that anyone would be up for continuing these stories.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Nathalie Emmanuel as Maya

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