Tuesday, May 31, 2022

What I’m Watching: Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends: Season 1, Episode 5 (B+)

Everyone seems to have complicated opinions about the reasons people have affairs, with Nick describing that he used to be happy and therefore wasn’t tempted and Bobbi suggesting that she wouldn’t be upset if someone was in love with someone else if they were in love with her too. Melissa asked Frances quite directly if there was anything she should know about Nick and she passed up the opportunity to share, and Frances did express later to Nick that she wasn’t sure what she was doing in the middle of a situation where both of them had told her that they loved the other within the span of a day. It was interesting to hear Frances’ response to being referred to as there to defuse tension, and that’s definitely not what they were doing when both Bobbi and Frances reacted separately to the thoughtless and crude comments Valerie made. Melissa was more comfortable stopping Bobbi from pursuing her line of questioning about ethnic cleansing than with Frances, who she had to explain the importance of her relationship to in order to make her point. Nick’s visit to Frances’ room felt like it would have turned into a breakup, but instead they fell asleep and Bobbi did come in without knocking. Nick seemed thrown by it because he figured she would tell Melissa, but I imagine it’s going to have a greater impact on Frances and Bobbi’s friendship since she had multiple opportunities to tell her about it and chose instead to keep lying.

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