Saturday, December 19, 2020

What I’m Watching: Two Weeks to Live

Two Weeks to Live: Season 1, Episode 4 (B+)

There are many things I like about this show, and I think my favorite is the hatred Tina expresses towards Nicky. Insulting everything about how he did something nice by preparing food was entertaining, and she seems to go out of her way to demean him. That didn’t work out so well for her in the end when, after their day at the carnival, Nicky felt like had to break the news to Kim about the pollution pills and the many other lies Tina had fed her about the world. Of course, Tina was too busy indulging in snack food that she evidently hasn’t hoarded at her off-grid home, another amusing moment. Though this episode included fewer slapstick moments, I did like that Kim tried to reassure onlookers when she fell off the ride that the blood was from a knife fight and the guy who dead it is now dead. I also liked her questioning how is it that you can milk a nut. Jay did not make good decisions in this episode, noting multiple times that Brooks kept switching the numbers on the misspelled immunity form but not realizing until too late the deadly trap that he had walked into willingly. I enjoyed the frustration expressed by Brooks and Thompson when Jay casually noted that he’d do it after work but refused to say when that was. Given that there are two episodes left, I don’t think certain doom awaits everyone, but I’m looking forward to the mix of comedy and violence that’s sure to come when Brooks and Tina come face-to-face.

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