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Season 3, Episode 1-3 – Casual introduces a trio of episodes that manages to meander throughout its own construct without ever really honing in on any one thing. You can’t help but feel like this show needs to comment more on the change in our daily lives that it does.
If Casual was a sandwich, it would have the best bread and the worst meat. It’s been a frustrating season, with a lot to chew on, but these last couple of episodes have really delivered as a death brings the family together.
I have been very critical of Casual. When I feel it’s bad, I’ve called it out and stated my reasons. But I don’t have a vendetta or a grudge against the show, so that means that when it’s good, I also have to call it out. And this week’s episode was really good.
After a surprisingly great episode last week, Casual delivers probably its worst episode yet. Laura is the only character that shows any progression, both moral and emotional, and yet it’s relegated to such a sideline that it barely makes anything of an impact on the episode as a whole.
This was a good episode of Casual. After going through a pretty poor spell these last few weeks, Casual managed to bounce back by finally addressing all of the elephants in the tiny, tiny room. We finally received a resolution to the horrible plotline that’s been Alex and Sarah.
It’s hard to say how things are going to play out on Casual, but however it does, it won’t excuse the lack of payoff that the middle of this season has been.
Alex continues his romantic pursuit, Valerie tries to figure her life out, and Laura hopes to limit her commitments.
Valerie follows up with Jack, Laura concocts a plan, and Alex continues to try to make Sarah jealous.
Alex tries to make Sarah jealous, Valerie tries to make someone jealous, and Laura makes herself jealous.
Alex thinks his new boss and ex-girlfriend are trying to sabotage him, Laura is trying to cope with some bad news and Valerie looks for medical help.
In this week’s Casual, Instead of repairing their lives with casual sex or hopeful relationships, all of our main characters are trying to position themselves for friendship.
Valerie tries to make a new friend, Alex tries to save Snooger and Laura tries to figure out her new school life.