Monday, February 21, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Afterparty

The Afterparty: Season 1, Episode 6 “Zoë” (B+)

I must commend this show for its constant creativity, in this case using both animation and multiple versions of Zoe’s personality, which she expressed through drama to a stunned Danner while we were watching it play out via animation. It does all help to explain why she opted to get into the helicopter with Xavier and wasn’t so into her dorky crush Aniq, who she was later able to convince Fun Zoe was the right choice once it was too late and he passed out immediately after throwing up. I like how she ended her entire interview by telling Danner that if you tell the story a different way, none of them did this, to which she responded that Xavier was still very much dead. We did learn that it was Jennifer #2 who was sending the text messages to Chelsea just to mess with her, which doesn’t help us in any way given that she’s still missing. I enjoyed Jennifer #1’s angry reaction to Aniq and Yasper trying to use her phone charger, and all of their antics were fun, like Aniq not knowing how to escape the panic room even though he works with escape rooms for a living. Culp was on to them even if Yasper somehow disconnected the call (only to reconnect it later despite not being able to answer the phone again?) when he put in the AirPod, and now he’s gone ahead and gotten Danner booted from the investigation because he’s just not having her methodical and long-winded approach.

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