Posted: Dec 16, 2020 11:26 pm
by arugula2

Was going to post a reaction to Alex Kamal's relationship issues... it's that annoying trope you see in every show ever made, where the dude gets numb in the brain & numb on the tongue whenever the opportunity to express himself arises. But the show always surprises me, by not extending the trope, instead showing Kamal making unexpected inroads in his relationship with his son... just kind of, in progress, with no lazy setup. So I believe him again. Yeah, he doesn't have all the answers, but he knows what's important to him. I do still want to slap him around sometimes, but I also don't feel like I fully know what he's about. Thoughtful characterization is definitely a strength of this show.