Sunday, May 30, 2021

What I’m Watching: Hacks

Hacks: Season 1, Episode 6 “New Eyes” (B+)

So this was it, the turning point in Deb and Ava’s relationship that officially makes them friends and no longer only adversaries. It didn’t get off to a great start, with Deb still managing to insult Ava just after she had come out of surgery and didn’t look great herself, but pranking Perla showed their enjoyment at getting to be in on a joke together, before things got serious and Ava was the one who ended up in the hospital. I enjoyed the fact that Ava was able to unlock Deb’s cell phone by using her wax museum figure, and that the two of them wanted so much to close their eyes that they insisted on doing so while pretending that they could continue to work at the same time. There were some sincere revelations, like the fact that Deb didn’t actually burn down her ex-husband’s house but only joked about it, and more humorous ones, like Deb’s eagerness to teach Ava how to play mahjong and how Deb’s marriage therapist wanted them to work on their own relationship after he pursued her. It will be fun to see how they work together going forward, and whether these events will make their relationship more contentious, and as a result, more capable of spewing comedy gold. Marcus coming home to find his mom house-sitting and throwing a rager was an amusing start to his own time alone, where he used a whole lot of water just to place a call to the hot water cop who was absolutely interested in him too.

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