Tuesday, January 7, 2020

What I’m Watching: Dollface

Dollface: Season 1, Episode 7 “F*** Buddy” (B+)

I liked that this episode brought all four of its main female characters in on the same issue of how to navigate a relationship when modern-day expectations are so damn complicated. It’s a wonder that it took Jules this long to “deep like” a photo on the social media of Jeremy’s new girlfriend, and she didn’t do herself any favors by repeatedly making the wrong follow-up decision to try to rectify it. I enjoyed the concept of J.O.T. where all the eligible men had just one thing wrong with them, and Jules jumped at the chance to be with the guy who was really, really into building Legos. Her visit to the gynecologist was pretty funny as she was told that she had contracted feelings, something that her new f**k buddy couldn’t possibly have gotten since it’s not a condition that afflicts men. Madison freaked out because she thought that Colin’s inability to commit to plans meant that he wasn’t taking their relationship seriously, and I loved every part of Goran Visnjic’s performance, particularly when Colin said that he was going to shower since anything he would say would have been the wrong thing. Stella was clueless about the fact that she was potentially living with her long-distance boyfriend, played by Ben Lawson from “The Deep End” and “Bombshell,” and that turned out not to be the case at all. This was a great use of Izzy, who was awkward and not overly helpful until she nearly became part of a threesome that would have represented the height of excitement in her life up until that point.

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