Wednesday, October 7, 2020

What I’m Watching: We Are Who We Are

We Are Who We Are: Season 1, Episode 4 “Right here, right now #4” (B-)

This episode was definitely intoxicating – matching the state of most of its characters – but it also felt like a slow and unnecessarily delirious hour. I kept wondering when the Russian owners of the home that was being used so freely by all of these teenagers would return home and be startled, not to mention furious, to find so many intruders inside, freely drinking and vomiting all over their fancy furniture. But, like other times when characters recklessly cross streets and don’t get hit by cars or buses, that’s not what this show is about. These characters will face other consequences – or won’t – will be felt later, most likely in Danny’s regret about drinking so much and completely losing control. Craig, whose proposal was the catalyst for all of this chaos, knew exactly what he was doing, and calmly got up the morning after the wild adventure to report for duty and leave this life behind. It seemed inevitable that Britney and Sam would hook up, though he didn’t appear to be in a great mental state when he walked out of that bathroom where Fraser had just gone to visit him. I like that Fraser immediately told Caitlin when someone else kissed him, and that she told him never to do it again, something he agreed to without any hesitation even though they’re never going to have a sexual relationship. I’m intrigued by all of these characters and want to see more of them but a quicker pace with slightly more dialogue would be appreciated in subsequent episodes.

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