9 January 2018 | toriiiiee
A review to address other reviews
The main gripe that bad reviews seem to have with this show is the fact that Gus is such a nerd but still manages to score with all these chicks in Season 1. My rebuttal to that is if that is what annoys you about this show, you are totally missing the point. The 2 girls were sisters (ew) and the super hot actress chick...did you SEE that sex scene?
I believe this what makes this show so great. It is without a touch of irony or satire when we see the characters display complex, layered emotions, and witness all of their successes and failures. I appreciate a show that doesn't hand me a stereotypical, one dimensional character who is pigeon-holed in to category A, B, or C.
Yes, one could claim that Gus is just an awkward nerd and Mickey is just a manipulative, narcissistic bad girl. But we also see Gus living a pretty happy life, with a large group of friends attending a weekly music-themed gathering, and overall being a mostly considerate person. He is a pushover and if that pisses you off, you need to get a life. Gus deserves to be as empowered as Mickey is, just as Mickey deserves to be as humble and considerate as Gus is.
That being said - they both make mistakes. Mickey needs to learn how to face her demons more efficiently, and Gus needs to be more honest and direct. I appreciate seeing a show where no one is perfect but no one is 100% shitty either. Wonderful acting and excellent pacing make this relatable and overall a total pleasure to watch.