Couple-ish seems to be falling into a great pattern, and I am really enjoying how the episodes have been set up so far.
In episode five, “Panic Mode”, Dee and Rachel’s resentment is growing. Neither of the two respects what the other does. Dee is an illustrator who is constantly working, and Rachel is bartending but has a degree in engineering. The two find a bit of common ground surrounding their relationships with their respective parents. While Dee feels like their parents are waiting for them to fail, Rachel’s mother has said that if she ever tried to come home, she’d change the locks. They are interrupted by Amy, who informs them nervously that the video they uploaded has about a thousand views. Furious though Dee is, Rachel seems surprisingly ecstatic.
I like this episode a lot, as it develops a lot of the interaction and interplay between Dee and Rachel. Also, I love Amy. I want to keep her in my pocket forever.
In episode six, “The Partner Tag”, Dee and Rachel decide that in honor of their 5000th subscriber, they will do the partner tag, swapping humiliating bits and bobs on the internet. Some of the questions even required the two to make up lies on the spot, which really displayed how good the two are on camera together. There isn’t a ton to say about this episode, but we find ourselves with what appears to be the rest of the season’s schedule, with the Wednesday episode as a third person narrative and the Saturday episode as a vlog. I happen to like the vlogs, but I worry in the future they may impede the flow of the story.
Also worth noting is that Dee, and Kaitlyn Alexander, identify as non-binary and use they/them pronouns. Their pronouns, both as the character and as the actor, need to be respected by the audience.
Overall, I’m pleased with this week’s episodes, but I am hoping that next week’s episodes offer a bit of tension or perhaps the new character we have yet to be introduced to.
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Mehek Naresh is an Indian American lesbian, living and working in Florida after recently graduating with a Bachelors in Political Science. Her hobbies seeking out small talk with cashiers, reading, and spending more time staring at tumblr than she’d care to admit.