Sweet Child Of Mine
The sexist wants to hire an assistant and gets a hologram assistant. He has no friends. The sexist complains about whining women and is manifestly unfit to be employed. The future causes manifest social problems and TPTB have no integrity or wisdom. The couple are viperous and have vicious hostility to their potentially gay baby. Again: this is 2030. Nothing in this ep is roughly plausible.
Meanwhile in the other case of the week, the firm defends a man who burgled his ex and is now suing her. Enrico Colantoni plays a homophobe lawyer representing the anti-gay couple. There are smart apartments, hair generators, nanopants and smart pillows. The burglar ex claims he wants his personhood back. This ep and this show are full of rampant sexism but the homophobia is really dialed up. No wonder this was universally unloved because it is a hard hideous grind to watch.
TPTB made really bad decisions. Viola Davis’ character is told the gay population is declining due to people genetically modifying their babies. The fertility doctor (Richard Thomas of ‘The Waltons’ and ‘The Americans’) wants to save the gay population. Viola Davis acts in foaming at the mouth style. I’m not investing my sympathy and belief in this.
Nestor wears a yellow jewel tone shirt and a cornflower blue tie. There is no logic or rationality. There is bad acting. The homophobe lawyer spews pointedly mean slights and homophobia. This ep was dismal. The burglar’s ex wants him back which is an excuse for him to attack her for how awful a person SHE is. FFS!
The homophobe tool yells that parents shouldn’t be coerced into having a gay baby and says it is their right to have pure personal bias if they want. I sense an author tract. The homophobes get damages of 1 dollar. This show deserves grotesque infamy. It is the product of PC hating tools. Lucas (Ioan) wants to attract sexual attention from the genetically modified lawyer. He is married. 4 eps in and at last we learn his name and that he is a cheater.
There are glass storage systems like in ‘Minority Report’. Viola Davis’ character tried for kids? Wanted kids? It isn’t clear. She has a cry. No wonder this was axed, it did not deal with troubling moral and social phenomenon, it was one.
“Spend every waking second plotting your demise.”
“You took the front door?”
“How many innocent mistakes have there been?”
“He stole my 6 year old’s teddy bear!”
“Give me back my nanopants!”
“Nobody wanted them.”
“Shut her up!”
This was dull and not unflinchingly honest. I scarcely tolerated this. Greg shows his emotional upset by going out on cringe-making internet dates and hooking up with some loudmouth random. He stalks Marie and there is a hilarious police encounter and Marie is just the worst.
“Where ya going?”
“If you pay me.”
“Jesus not Mel and Kim.”
“Why should she need space?”
“No reason that’s anywhere close to good enough.”
“The three children you no longer see.”
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
People have moral objections to Andrew and his presumption and untruths. This is not emotionally raw and has no quiet yearning. Andrew lies with chilling frequency. This is not a good tale of wrenching despair and loss. Andrew makes irrevocable decisions. He is pretentious and wildly over ambitious with unrealized aspirations and assailed pride. This was uninformative.
The disreputable Andrew is emotionally abusive. This was not dark and austere. Andrew thinks he’s splendidly provocative. He is reviled and he has gothic secrecy and does manipulation of human desires. He is inherently violent and has fierce commitment to lying. Can TPTB remind us what excitement feels like?
There are flashbacks to 1995 and Andrew’s future victim Jeff faces gay-bashing in the navy. He slices a tattoo off and loses his career. He would be murdered by Andrew in 1997. Poor Jeff.
“Surrounded by beauty and kindness.”
“He’s got no-one, he’s got nothing.”
“Do you even like him?”
“Who cares about that?”
“They don’t want you.”
“No one wants your love!”
“I’m done with you!”
Compassion is rejected. Stan and co bother a guy. People are sturdily watchful. There is no measured caution. Where is Pastor Tim? Everything is a life shattering problem. More wigs, hats, contacts and fake moustaches are worn. Philip’s son sneaks. This was unpleasant. There are no measured arguments. Philip and Elizabeth put the hurt on a dude due to salacious curiosity. This ep was not a showpiece.
“You should have asked.”
“I ate garbage off the street.”