Monday, April 10, 2023

What I’m Watching: The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Real Thing” (B+)

Charlie arguing that he just didn’t tell Emma the whole truth is hardly ironclad, though they did both express what they did when they first met even though neither thought the other was being truthful. She was ready to end the whole thing while he knew that he and his family would be much more closely linked to Daphne than they would like to be. But things do tend to move pretty quickly on this show, and Emma’s response to her one-on-one meeting with Daphne was to decide that she should work with Jack to take her down. It wasn’t a great episode for fathers, with both Emma and Jack’s dads being implicated in certain things they would rather their kids not know about and hadn’t previously told them. Joseph’s sins appeared to be far more grievous than Leo’s, but we still don’t know the extent of what happened with him and Simon. I’m always happy to see Geoff Stults, who I greatly enjoyed as the lead of the short-lived series “The Finder,” as Simon, who seems like a genuinely nice guy and just wants to be a part of the fun. He also learned some sign language, an indication he has an interest in getting to know the daughter who desperately wants to know him. It was also great to see Mark Ivanir as this episode’s big mark, who had a clever way of dealing with counterfeit art that made him seem like he didn’t care at all about security because he was just that wealthy.

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