Saturday, January 29, 2022

What I’m Watching: As We See It

As We See It: Season 1, Episode 6 “Fear Is My Bitch” (B+)

After Violet woke up feeling great and declaring that she’s now a woman, things imploded in exactly the way they were always going to, resulting in a truly devastating meltdown and the end of Violet’s employment at Arby’s. She did come on very strong to Julian at work and he wasn’t kind about letting her down easily, and her screaming and swearing at him and then throwing a milkshake at a customer made it clear that she wasn’t going to be able to work there anymore. It was good that Van’s first concern when he showed up was that she hadn’t been forced into anything, and it was rough to see what the process of requesting the morning after pill was, especially considering the heartbreak she had experienced. Mandy did notice that Van was referring to her in a very admiring and seemingly flirtatious way, and she made the questionable decision to give in to those apparently reciprocal feelings, something that’s going to compromise her position in Violet’s life and also going to upset Harrison, who is already confusing her support for him for affection that doesn’t exist. Jack going in to ask for a raise that he had carefully calculated based on his expenses didn’t go the way he wanted, but I loved that he said that he was demonstrating flexibility by suggesting his own compromise of thirty-five percent when he had actually wanted forty. Lou’s worsening condition is hard to watch, but at least Jack is learning how to sort of apologize on his own for the things he says to Ewatomi and make clear that he’s doing a lot he doesn’t usually do because of her.

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