Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Take Three: Work in Progress

Work in Progress: Season 1, Episode 3 “162” (B+)

I’m really liking this show, and it’s nice that it doesn’t seem to be in much of a rush to get through its story, even if its titles are still being framed in reference to the number of almonds that Abby has left. Her continued inability to order regular Lyft rides is entertaining, and it resulted in her and Chris getting to flirt cutely as they were joined by uninvited third parties who could interrupt or listen to what they were talking about and offer their own insight. I liked that one driver told her as she got out of the car that he too had herpes, which she followed up by giving him five stars right on the spot. Chris’s excitement about them having sex and his continued countdown was very endearing, and he also laid out his own ground rules for what he wanted and didn’t want in bed. After they went to so many different activities during the day and spent a whole lot on all these rideshares, they finally got to do it. It was funny that Abby wanted all the lights off, even after sustaining an injury, and that scene played out in an unexpectedly affecting and awesome way as nothing was shown on screen but we got to hear a whole lot. I’m not a Weird Al guy, but my wife recognized him before he was fully identified, and it was cool that it wasn’t a big deal but just another interesting thing that this wonderful couple got to experience together before their big night.

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