Cherish the Day: Nemesis
March 19, 2020 9:28 AM - Season 1, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Conflict between Evan's focus on work and a newly-buttoned-down Gently boils over at a dinner.
posted by mediareport (1 comment total)
 
Every series is allowed a disappointing episode, right? After the wonderful, understated joys of episode 5, this felt ham-handed and mostly ordinary. Evan's work life is by far the least interesting element of the show, and the business developments felt tossed-together in a way that surprised me. And the use of flashbacks - flashbacks after 5 episodes! - stuck out like a sore thumb. Part of my disappointment may be with the way Gently has settled into married life by denying herself (the costume and hair choices for her this week do a fab job of conveying that containment), but while that's a sad development for her character it could have worked if the writing was more clear about where her head was at. Sorry to say this was kind of a clunker.
posted by mediareport at 9:35 AM on March 19


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