Thursday, July 21, 2022

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

What We Do in the Shadows: Season 4, Episode 3 “The Grand Opening” (B+)

The notion of a vampire rapper named Richie Suck is definitely funny, though he apparently isn’t the attraction he once was, allowing himself to become subservient to his familiar and eager to practice “observational comedy” instead of the songs everyone came out to see. It’s always entertaining to see Fred Armisen, and he was a great choice to play Dr. Tom, who also happened to be a budding musician who ended up getting fed to the crowd when Nadja talked Richie into taking power back for himself. I liked that Guillermo cheered for familiars when no one else did, and he was pretty instrumental in ensuring that Nandor didn’t get tricked into making a wish that he didn’t actually want, only to be undone at the very last moment when he agreed to only a specific part of what they had been talking about the whole time. Djinn’s commentary that what they were doing was correct but very annoying was amusing, and he ended up getting the upper hand when Nandor is now going to think about Guillermo every time he uses his new giant penis. Laszlo’s efforts to ensure that Baby Colin didn’t turn out to be boring failed when his constant series of “guess what?” questions led to a botched art heist and many living rats, but his enthusiasm for and encyclopedic knowledge of musical theater came in very handy when he got up to save the night at the nightclub and soothe the crowd with his performance.

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