Episodes – Episode 1-7 Review

As the first season of Episodes drew to a close, I asked myself when I started disliking Sean and Beverly. Despite lots of people on the internet hating on Beverly, I liked her most of the time for her attempts to push back against the excesses of Sean and Hollywood. Sure it made her a killjoy, but that was her role.

But as we see in “Episode Seven,” Hollywood leaves no one untouched, both Sean and Beverly turning into unpleasant people. Beverly feebly tries to justify sleeping with Matt by saying, falsely, that Sean did it first. Then Sean goes and acts like an idiot, refusing to listen to Matt and getting in a fight. Put beside Merc, Sean and Beverly only look marginally better.

In terms of storyline, there is nothing unpredictable about the season finale. For the show to go on, Pucks! has to be renewed, and the previews practically told us that Sean would find out. And on that note, I’m not entirely sure Episodes will be back for another season. The ratings haven’t been exactly stellar, but this is premium cable where low-rated shows can survive.

Score: 8.2/10

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