Monday, May 18, 2020

What I’m Watching: Dollface (Season Finale)

Dollface: Season 1, Episode 10 “Bridesmaid” (B+)

This was a great way to end a season that’s consistently gotten better, providing some level of closure for its characters and allowing them to embark on a new chapter that should be entertaining and enjoyable in season two. I like that this episode largely moved away from such of the devices that haven’t always worked so well, with a couple exceptions to keep it recognizable, of course. Jules deciding to go to the wedding on her own wasn’t in itself a bad idea, but the timing wasn’t great when she was putting sunscreen on Jeremy’s back at exactly the moment that her friends arrived. Madison was understandably angry at the idea that she was getting back together with a man who had served as her pathetic excuse for not keeping up their friendship for years, but that didn’t compare to her response to Colin showing up with Celeste at the wedding and introducing himself to her so that he could provide cover for his affair. Kudos to Jules for being the one to stand up for her friend and deliver a searing takedown of Colin and the whole party in general before dropping her microphone in exactly the way it’s supposed to be done. The hallucinations they had were far from the highlight of the episode, and it was much more fun to see them do something crazy in real life, stealing the wedding vehicle so that they could head back to Los Angeles, embracing their friendship as the driving force in their lives. Bring on season two!

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Brenda Song as Madison

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