Friday, February 12, 2021

What I’m Watching: B Positive

B Positive: Season 1, Episode 7 “Phantom Limb” (B)

Even though it’s far from the most sophisticated part of this show, I think I’d like to spend more time with the dialysis crew. All we saw in this episode was Drew waking up after fainting and hearing that all of them except for Samantha were concerned about him. I enjoy the way that Dr. Baskin speaks to Drew and how they both utilized sucking in air in response to the other’s statement as a way of indicating that they didn’t really want to answer the questions. Drew is definitely neurotic and seems like the kind of person who would quickly commit to a set of rules before realizing that he was in way over his head and would never be able to keep to that kind of intensely healthy diet. Gina offering to be his personal trainer and then putting on his voice on the phone while he was flailing on the bike was fun, and it was entertaining to see her relish the opportunity to give Drew a lecture because he loves doing that to her. Norma laced into Drew when he showed up thinking that he might be giving up more than Gina, and the message he left for her sister as a way of apologizing was fiercely defensive and exactly what she needed to hear to be okay with him again. Getting drunk and high while hanging out with Paul in his basement could have meant the end of all of this, but fortunately it seems like everything’s going to be okay, and that Drew and Gina may actually be closer than ever before.

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