Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Take Three: Loot

Loot: Season 1, Episode 3 “Hot Seat” (B)

This episode didn’t wow me all that much since it felt like things were predictably going to implode since Molly hadn’t ever done much press and couldn’t possibly have learned everything she needed to know in such a short amount of time. There could probably have been another way to do things, but that’s not how it all shook out, and instead she ended up going on “Hot Ones” and sweating out her feelings in a way that didn’t go well at all. I haven’t ever seen that particular show but I feel like I’ve seen short clips that suggest it could be an entertaining opportunity to see a celebrity in an unusually vulnerable form or a complete disaster. It was good, throughout this whole process, to see Sofia benefit from the absurd luxury in which Molly lives, enjoying the opportunity to request the food she wanted and especially a drink that would make her very happy. I was also excited to see Dylan Gelula from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “S#!%house” as Hailey, John’s new girlfriend who I do hope returns again. I’m not sure how to feel about the newfound friendship between Nicholas and Howard because they function at such different levels, and Howard seems even more oblivious to how the world really works than Molly, which is saying something. What does intrigue me is how Arthur showed up to give Molly desperately-needed glasses, the latest example of an interaction that felt much more flirtatious than I think it should have been given the nature of their professional relationship.

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