Words About TV: “This Close” Episodes 1–3

“This Close” is a show you’ve probably never heard of because it’s on Sundance Now, a streaming service you definitely should not subscribe to. Still, I enjoyed the first three episodes of “This Close” (obviously not that much, or I would have watched the other three, but still enough to give it a favorable-ish review).

“This Close” is about two deaf best friends in Los Angeles. I like pretty much any show about Los Angeles, so it was an easy choice for me. Because the characters are deaf, there are a lot of scenes where they’re just signing at each other. The silence was relaxing for me. Unfortunately, I only ever watching TV while doing 8 other things (I’m extremely productive), so having to follow subtitles is hard for me. It’s like, if I’m going to watch subtitled TV, I might as well read a book, and like, ew, who wants to do that, gross.

I liked the male lead a lot, but I wanted to know more about him. The show might have given more details about him but I didn’t follow, because, you know, subtitles. I HATED the woman’s fiance (he hears good — the world isn’t fair). I think we were probably supposed to hate him, though, but I especially hated him. I’m unique and different and not like other girls, ok?

The female lead has a job in PR, and it’s fun to watch her fancy parties. Honestly, I watched this show a while ago and dropped the ball on writing this post because I was too busy (probably with watching other TV shows), but I’d say go get a free week of Sundance NOW and watch ‘This Close.’ It’s not like you have anything better to do, right?

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