Saturday, September 19, 2020

What I’m Watching: Pure

Pure: Season 1, Episode 4 (B+)

I wasn’t sure what would come next for Marnie after her big blowup at work, but I’m very glad that we got to see all of the characters again, particularly Amber and Joe. I like that Amber has her own issues, namely sleeping with all of the people she’s supposed to work with, and she tried adamantly not to do that even when she was explicitly brought in for that under the guise of an interview opportunity. She did her best to still conduct it without her phone and without quiet around her, and all she ended up with was an awkward departure that may or may not lead to something. Joe was honest about the fact that he wanted a sexy drink, and Marnie had all of her defenses up so she took that as a sign that he wanted to prey on vulnerable women rather than a very real declaration of romantic interest in her. Getting his foot run over while running after her to give her the money she left in the bar was an unfortunate development, and it was fun to watch Marnie try to be supportive and appropriately distant while caring for him under the influence of strong medication and a lot of pain. This show doesn’t shy away from difficult conversations and presents them in an entertaining way. It was great to have things end with Marnie showing up to tell Charlie that she hadn’t been ignoring him and them sharing one very passionate but perfectly platonic hug.

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