Monday, July 18, 2022

What I’m Watching: What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows: Season 4, Episode 2 “The Lamp” (B+)

There’s a glaring simplicity to some of the things on this show that these centuries-old vampires can’t hope to grasp, but Guillermo is able to understand because he can think ever so slightly outside the box. That doesn’t mean that he’s able to properly advocate for himself, like, for instance, with being volunteered to have sex with the Guide to get her to come around to Nadja’s perspective after voicing her unexpected attraction to him. Apparently, he has quite a nice, non-threatening male energy, enough to make Nandor’s many wives think that he was a unic. But it was suggesting that Nandor rub the lamp the other way that helped to produce the genie who was able to fulfill Nandor’s many specific wishes, starting with bringing his 37 wives back to life and then dismissing them one by one with a gold coin when he realized that each of them was not the correct one he remembered loving. He seems to have found one even though not everything about her is exactly right, and we’ll see how long that lasts and what eventually happens to her. Nadja was able to get into the Guide’s head by telling her that the council wanted to have a CVS take over, and Laszlo was typically full of himself and not nearly as tuned-in as he thought he was when he had the Guide on his couch so that he could use what he had learned from being with Freud when he supposedly made his noteworthy discoveries.

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