Monday, February 21, 2022

What I’m Watching: Bel-Air

Bel-Air: Season 1, Episode 4 “Canvass” (B+)

It’s funny to see how behaving well and fulfilling basic expectations of decency always have to be rewarded with a big prize for the members of this family, something Will jumped on board with as soon as he found out that Carlton had made such a deal with Phil. What could have been an easy collaboration between the cousins didn’t turn out too well when Will found a way to relate to the constituents and Carlton took offense at how he was speaking about conservatives, but Will’s initiative and approach ultimately ended up working quite well. It was a big deal for Phil to say that he was supportive of defunding the police, a position that obviously didn’t sit well with Lisa’s father, who Will was horrified to learn was the chief of police. Geoffrey confirming that he knew who was after Will led to a surprising end to this episode, one that was chilling to Will because he thinks he now knows just what kind of reach his wealthy relatives have to deal with their problems. Viv should really get back into painting soon since her not doing that anymore is going to have a serious effect on her marriage, and she’s encountering enough stress with Hilary following her own path, one that Viv doesn’t support because she imagines there have to be strings attached. I did like seeing Hilary and Jazz meet, and I hope we’ll get to see the two of them together in some form in the future. I’m also happy Ashley got to do something for the first time, revealing her own craftiness, an apparent crush, and an endearing relationship with Geoffrey.

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