Sunday, January 12, 2020

What I’m Watching: Dollface

Dollface: Season 1, Episode 8 “Mama Bear” (B+)

We always thought it was Colin’s age that was going to be the problem for Madison, but it turns out it’s a whole lot worse than that. Jules acted as quickly and defensively as she could when she realized that he was Celeste’s husband, tossing him the drink and hiding herself so that she could figure out what to do. This was the time that she really should have decided to skip the company retreat since she landed herself in an impossible situation, one that found her ultimately doing the right thing by telling Madison only to have her react very poorly and accuse her of being a terrible friend. She probably should have elicited some help from Stella and Izzy so that they could provide backup, but instead now she’s all alone. Stella is going to require some assistance getting back to a good place after her drunken visit to the school where she had big ideas of what she wanted to do, and filming her as if she was a pet or a baby rejecting simple instructions showed how out of control she was at that moment. I was surprised to recognize actress Margot Robbie by her voice as she played Imelda, who was very weird and overbearing, prompting a humorous reaction from Izzy, who unsurprisingly didn’t want to know the exact details of her death. It’s always interesting to see what stars decide to show up in small roles like this, especially when they’re not necessarily recognizable.

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