A decent Potomac episode? This really is April Fools’ Day.
NSFW pic incoming in case any of y’all care about that shit. (Work remote, is my motto.)
Gotta love Ashley Darby, who’s out here in her Alexandria sublet patiently storyboarding her arc episode by episode. Announcing her separation at the reunion, then reconciling with her husband in the premiere? Brilliant. I’ve seen this general storyline enough that I don’t care thaaat much about it, but kudos to the work put in.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ – Okay but Oz isn’t really doing any better than before, surely.
Nothing groundbreaking here, but as always I want to like Gizelle, so I appreciate any episode where she’s tolerable. Also appreciated the Brandi Redmondness of her rolling up all “Surprise! I’m friends with Ashley! 🙂”
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ – Gizelle is this franchise’s fake-boyfriend-haver, right? I’m not just imagining that.
I mean…when the season *opens* with a montage of someone’s lifestyle fraud, replete with sepia flashbacks, Washington Post cutouts, and a poorly crafted graphic of shattering glass, you know it’s gonna be good. Karen’s Lynne Curtin-esque faux outrage at her husband’s supposedly hiding their financial difficulties from her was beautiful delusion, and she only doubled down on the hilarity in that instantly iconic lunch with Robyn, as she spouted line after prepared line about how YA GOTTA MAKE MILLIONS TO OWE MILLIONS while Robyn cackled into her salad. A beautiful culmination of last season’s last minute arc.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – A PRESS CONFERENCE next week y’all, staaawp.
I’m a Mo fan, but this was nothing special for me. I don’t particularly care about her solo footage, though I’d certainly take the benign niceness of her and Chris’s relationship over certain other Dixons’, uh, people’s relationships.
Rating: ⭐⭐ – I also don’t care about lifestyle porn, yet I do get a little charge from seeing shit as ridiculous as a kitchen aquarium full of rays or someone forgetting about the elevators in her home.
Okay bear with me here. I came out of my Potomac marathon haaating Robyn, viewing her as the Cindy Barshop of our time, etc. And this episode still gave us some typically exhausting Dixons footage (“we sleep in the same bed…and sometimes we have sex” OH YOU DON’T SAY THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION). Hooowever. The Passion of the Karen would be nothing without Robyn there babbling mindlessly to everyone all “haha yeah Karen says she didn’t know about the tax situation ya rite bitch”, then laughing her ass off at her ridiculous lunch with Karen. I need a gif of the food literally falling out of her mouth as she cackles at Karen’s stagey bullshit, pls link me if u see one.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Okay but END THIS JUAN SHIT WOMAN.