Saturday, December 21, 2019

What I’m Watching: Dollface

Dollface: Season 1, Episode 5 “Beauty Queen” (B+)

I’m so glad that we finally get to meet Madison’s “much older” boyfriend Colin, played by none other than Goran Visnjic, seen most recently on NBC’s “Timeless.” Expressing a desire to meet Madison’s friends because he couldn’t keep them straight was a fantastic catalyst for Madison to go nuts trying to prepare a dinner that she wasn’t at all cut out for, complete with some destroyed chickens, burnt shoes, and a wild night with a stripper in attendance. The presumption that Jules’ place would be safe to use because she never has anything going on was in this case flawed, and in addition to not being able to hide the largest penis of all, a whole bag of them ended up getting eaten by her cast. That did result in Jules’ new “cat doctor” friend from the park, played by Matthew Gray Gubler from “Criminal Minds,” stopping by to save the day and let Jules know that he is indeed romantically interested in her. I also liked the casting of Emmy nominee Michael Angarano from “This Is Us” and “Will and Grace” as Steve the stripper, who was actually able to make that adult conversation Madison so desperately wanted to happen to impress Colin. I liked having all of the characters together for us, and also appreciated the opportunity to see Ramona, who’s not nearly as understanding of Jules’ situation as she could be and not at all willing to let her off the hook as a bridesmaid at this point. While not all of her oddities work, I enjoyed Izzy giving an example of how she likes to call things “fire” in a manner that makes absolutely no sense.

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