Tuesday, May 10, 2022

What I’m Watching: Made for Love

Made for Love: Season 2, Episode 4 “Another Byron, Another Hazel” (B+)

What’s most notable about seeing Hazel back out in the world is how overstimulated she is, shocked by the number of people and the quickness of their movements. It’s disconcerting to watch her lie so easily on the stand, denying the very thing that bothers her most about her husband to the people most empowered to do something about it, even going so far as to defend him and his motives. Her run-in with Agent Walsh was far from comforting, partially because he didn’t make it clear at first who he was and then made it very weird by asking if she would have slept with Jasper. She also made a surprising move to kiss Byron and nearly go into his room, which may just be her messing with him or trying to trick him but could also be a sign that she’s beginning to believe that he’s actually changed. Byron’s dealings with General Ramirez, played by Lidia Porto from “Home Economics,” are troubling, while social media manager Dawn Fairbanks, played by Edi Patterson from “The Righteous Gemstones,” seems less villainous and more ignorant of what’s actually going on at the company. It’s disconcerting to watch Other Hazel working with Other Byron to escape their artificial reality, and eliciting Herbert’s help somehow to become real should be an interesting and likely problematic process. The continued flashes to Fiffany and Herringbone are intriguing, and I wonder if anyone’s ever going to figure out that they’re out there – maybe the FBI once they finally get linked up with Jasper and his new best friend Zelda?

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