27 December 2018 | orinocowomble
Light Summer Viewing
We really enjoyed this short series, and I picked up some excellent money-saving "green" cleaning tips, such as the use of citric acid powder for just about everything. (It's cheap, easy to store, and Amazon delivers.) A young woman needs to rentshare her house to avoid losing it, but as an intern in a big company she works all the hours God sends so there's no time to clean. Enter the House Helper, a young man with a troubled past who cleans houses and declutters people's lives. The girl finally ends up sharing with three previous classmates, and their lives are examined individually and collectively.
The writers deal with some serious issues: incest, loneliness, losses of many kinds, industrial harassment, especially lack of communication. Yet they manage to use a light touch--it's not heavy drama or cringe-making at any time. The person I watched it with wondered if they left the door open for a second season. We'll see, next year.
Oh, and by the way--heating flat beer in the microwave really does help in cleaning it, much more than the old water-and-vinegar formula I had been using, and it doesn't leave an unpleasant smell.