This wasn’t numbing comfort as the algorithmically chirpy Sookie puts on displays of virtuosity, faces unresolved resentment and fear as well as wanting a functioning life. Characters don’t breathe and develop, Sookie doesn’t have an air of vulnerability or a cutting wit and there are no knee-trembling plot twists.
This is not very dramatic or an absurdist comedy and had no dramatic effect or conflicted morality. I wasn’t entranced by the absurd logic and toxic coping skills of a girl who just rolled out of the pool hall.
“Step aside, you son of a misbegotten whore!”
“I got shot.”
“I hope she’s a dreadful bitch who makes you so miserable that you howl when you remember me.”
“I stood over him with an ice pick for fifteen minutes one night.”
“May take, may not, but it has to be done.”