Sunday, May 31, 2020

What I’m Watching: High Fidelity

High Fidelity: Season 1, Episode 7 “Me Time” (B+)

Opening this episode with Rob praising the merits of being single while literally standing next to Clyde, who’s clearly very into her, demonstrated that she really has no idea what it was that she wants. Pointing out that he only calls her aside from that ride she needed was legitimate, though I’m sure he wouldn’t have done that had he realized that she’d use that to bring him in to support her opposite her ex and his new fiancée. The quick discussion about the top five masturbation songs following Rob’s “me time” comment was far more palatable than what happened next, which quickly turned sour once Rob spotted Mac at the bar. Lily was bold to come out and introduce herself to Rob without Mac by her side, and I love that Rob spent a few minutes imagining the many things she wanted to do to her rather than respond politely. Offering to leave the bar if they were making her uncomfortable was nice, and she warmed to Rob very quickly, suggesting double dates and freely discussing her past relationship with Mac. Clyde wasn’t so clued in, unsure of why Rob would say that he was joking about volunteering that he really did and not at all aware that they used to date. He was sincere in sharing his feelings after she made jokes about him being a fake boyfriend and that he would want something real, and her failure to respond to that may doom their chances. Him leaving after punching the guy Cameron was fighting with wasn’t a great ending, and I’m not sure how soon he’ll be back.

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