Tuesday, November 3, 2020

What I’m Watching: We Are Who We Are (Series Finale)

We Are Who We Are: Season 1, Episode 8 “Right here, right now #8” (B)

I’m always wary of getting into limited series because, unlike shows that may or may not be renewed for successive seasons, there exists a very low chance that the story will continue past its prescribed end. While the trend has recently been for more anthology or returning limited series, I think the best we can hope for when it comes to this is that the “Call Me By Your Name” sequel actually gets made so we see more of Luca Guadagnino’s cinematic vision. I was disappointed that we only saw two of the characters in this hour aside from a brief introduction to say goodbye to a few others. This show has been both fascinating and frustrating, presenting immensely intriguing characters and exploring some of them satisfactorily while ignoring others. Maggie telling Sarah that she had to have the Poythress family moved because of Richard’s behavior at the end of the last installment led to that being a set decision at the start of this one, something that neither of his children were happy about and weren’t trying to hide. Taking two trains to a concert was an odd ending for Fraser and Caitlin, and the experiences they had with other people that should have been wonderful and transformative then led to them making out, realizing that maybe they do feel romantically for each other, something they had previously denied. Britney’s expression of affection for Caitlin was also a surprise, and I suppose it’s just further evidence of this show’s title, showcasing characters who just want to be who they want to be, and may not even have any idea what that means just yet. I’ll definitely be watching these young actors to see what they do next, and wondering about what happens with all the supporting players and adults we didn’t get to see in this closing hour.

Series grade: B
Series MVP: Jordan Kristine Seamón as Caitlin

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