....let the train do the work for you.
will put this show on my rotation for veg nights. will get back to you on what I think.
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still not sure how much I like this show. it's clever enough, but mostly a bunch of one-liners, no real plot/character development, which leaves me kinda flat. also, I'm not wild about the way they use queerness as an ongoing punchline. it's not mean enough to be offensive, but it's not really funny either. just kinda lazy. still, I do like max & caroline! we'll see how the season shapes up.
"We're all born naked. The rest is drag."
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)
It's interesting that you say this, JA, because I think this show has a very nuanced, very sophisticated way of developing its two protagonists (difficult enough as "comedy"). Take Monday's ep, through the trope of feeling compelled to create "pretty cupcakes" for the outside word/consumer consumption, Max acquiesces to Caroline's request to take a cupcake-making class. And, through her painstaking effort (staying up for hours to design the sugar flower) we become aware of how this "pretty" compulsion conflicts with her intellectual and psychological being.
Instead of knocking us over the head with melodramatic, eye-gazing, sorrowful moments, we are coming to get to know these characters through other, more delightful ways.
And, obvs, I love how they crap all over hipsters, and old people, and trendy people, and rich people, and poseurs, etc etc
see, cuz choice is something for ALL THE HUMANS!
I still want to know who the sadist torturing Theon in the dungeon...
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