Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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

What We Do in the Shadows: Season 4, Episode 6 “The Wedding” (B+)

Guillermo really was trying to do his best to make everything perfect for Nandor’s wedding, and it was entertaining to see Nadja be nice to him so that she could ensure that her vampire nightclub accountant was still functioning, an unnatural act that she found quite repulsive. It’s not too surprising that Nandor used up all of his wishes on things he could have easily done himself or had Guillermo do for him, like closing the lid to his coffin, and Nadja managed to get him down to zero wishes left by having him ensure that certain things, like the Baron being given back his body to officiate the wedding, happened. It was sweet that the Djinn gave him a wedding present of another bottle with only three wishes, though he obviously hasn’t learned much since his first question was whether he could just wish for infinite wishes. Everyone objecting to the wedding was an entertaining hourlong exercise, and, even if it might have had more to do with his wish than her own will, Marwa saying that she likes anything Nandor likes means that they may indeed be able to be happy. It was fun to see Doug Jones in less makeup and prosthetics than usual as the Baron, who apparently showed Nadja such a good time that Laszlo couldn’t wait to go for a quickie himself. Running into Derek working at the gas station showed Guillermo that his lifelong dream of being made into a vampire may not be all that it’s cracked up to be given how lonely he is and that he still needs to find a way to pay the bills.

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