Tuesday, June 22, 2021

What I’m Watching: Black Monday

Black Monday: Season 3, Episode 5 “Six!” (C+)

This probably isn’t something new, but it felt much more pronounced this episode. It feels like this show is slipping a bit off the rails, not really tethered to reality in many ways, and its excessive parody of real-life is seeming more and more forced. I just don’t know what to make of Mo’s endgame with Nomi since we all know that he’s actually in love with Dawn, and the two of them are so set on one-upping each other that they’re only ever going to impede either’s accomplishments. Nomi taking off all her clothes as she walked into the recording studio full of musicians that Mo had arranged was an unfortunate start, but he also possesses a truly irritating inability to actually hear anything she says, namely that she’s not a fan of jazz and would much rather have done something different. Dawn saw that and tried to communicate it, usually without pushing the button so they could hear her, and Nomi proposing to Mo that Dawn manage her music career was quite the twist which turns her fake job into a real job. Keith’s latest idea for Pfaff Fashions was certainly creative and non-traditional, and Tiff seemed to be fully on board with it. Corky, however, didn’t seem anywhere near as amused, and that could spell trouble. Blair’s paranoia is getting the best of him, and hallucinating himself as an intruder is not a harbinger of good things to come. I’m sure there’s more lunacy in the near future, and I hope that it’s slightly more grounded.

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