Thursday, August 4, 2022

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

What We Do in the Shadows: Season 4, Episode 5 “Private School” (B+)

This definitely got out of hand, but it’s not like the vampires usually do a very good job of preparing for social interactions. They’ve never understood what it means to actually be human - even if they were once before they became vampires - and they tend to overcorrect in a big and extremely noticeable way. They also never listen to Guillermo’s advice, and he was the one who was able to best summarize what Colin was like and what his interests were so that they might have had a chance of getting him into the private school. But it turns out that 428 hypnoses is much higher than the recommended seven or fewer per hour, and all of that effort and position-switching was for nothing. Laszlo’s determination to be gay and play that up was entertaining, as was the fact that they had the Nadja doll talk at one point, which didn’t phase Headmaster Warren at all but did manage to really freak out Sean, who is generally oblivious to almost everything but also willing to accept the most absurd of explanations. Signing Colin up for all the sports teams they could possibly think of was actually a brilliant idea, since it’s good to keep him busy and he managed to get tired out so that he wasn’t terrorizing them at home anymore. Not knowing his age is a sign that he’s likely to soon grow up, and I think we’re going to get more of an active “Guess what” routine than the even more draining demeanor of the corpse that birthed him.

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