Thursday, October 22, 2020

Take Three: Soulmates

Soulmates: Season 1, Episode 3 “Little Adventures” (B+)

I appreciate the fact that this show is making each of its episodes feel very different, not just in the characters portrayed but also in the tone and major takeaways. I was happy to see Laia Costa, a very memorable actress from the movie “Duck Better” who also stars in the CW’s recently-premiered “Devils,” as the main player in this episode who managed to drive not one but two romantic partners crazy. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who thought that Libby and Adam had already taken the test and that’s why they had their extramarital arrangement in place, since they were so sure that it was going to work out and they should do what they needed to be happy. Signs were obvious at the start that Adam wasn’t as into the setup as Libby was, and Miranda’s arrival only made things worse since Libby was clearly going to cross the boundary he set of not sleeping with her. I am impressed that, after a predictable turn of events, things ended in a different way than I had expected. I enjoyed the very purposeful choreography of having Adam answer the door and first Libby and then Miranda popping up to show that all three of them were part of a deal that the poor woman who just wanted coffee might eventually agree to, given how well it seemed to work for all of them. I’m curious to see what episode four will offer since I have no idea what to expect.

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