How Have We Never Seen This Before?
How Have We Never Seen This Before?

Season 2, Episode 2 · 1 year ago

Love in the Time of Corona: "You Can't Quarantine Love!"


In Season 2 Episode 2, Isabel and Lauren discuss the new mini-series, Love in the Time of Corona.

Join us as we talk about how old couples are cute and sad, how nothing like this show has ever been done before, and how it really missed the mark. 

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Thanks for listening!

Hi Everyone, welcome back to howwe never seen this before. This week we discussed love in the time ofCorona. Stay tuned to hear US talk about how old couples are, sadand cute, how nothing like this show has ever been done before and howit also really missed the mark. This is a podcast where two best friendstalk about movies they've never seen before. I'm Isabelle and I'm Lauren, andthis is how have we never seen this before? The winner of this week'scontest is one of my good friends, aiden. Congratulations, aiden, andif you want to be given a shadow at the beginning of one of ourepisodes, make sure to follow us on Instagram at how have we never podcastand check out our instagram story every week. Hi Everyone, and welcome back tohow have we never seen this before? We are on episode two of seasontwo and we're watching love in the time of Corona. There's a lotto be said, not a lot. We kind of come to the consensusthat we didn't like our apologies to the creators. Oh m. before Ibegin, I'd like to say I thought this was a reality TV dating show. So did I. I was very disappointed. Oh my God, sameand there's a lot of things that are wrong with this and I just couldn'tget into it. And there's like something that Lauren thinks that I was thinkingand I'm not sure if it's going to be a repeat offul last week whereI got it. Probably opposite things, but we'll see when we get there. So, before we get into like how they recorded this show in apandemic and why we don't like it. So basically this show, if you'veever seen this, is us. It's sort of like that. Lauren hasit. Okay, so us won't work for everyone, but there are alot of characters and they all have their own storyline and it jumps in betweeneach storyline while they're all trying to maneuver being married or starting relationships or oneof the the plot lines is an older woman and her husband's in a nursinghome. So there's a lot of different story lines and they're like sort ofall connected, but also not. And it was, I don't know,like it was like you you went like halfway there. Maybe you should havekept going or not done at at all. Yeah, I think they thought theywere being clever or something by having them connect. Ever, so slightly. Yeah, it was just like you didn't really need to put that inthere. HMM. The show is also on free form, so you knowit's going to be very cheesy and very cringey, and it's also a limitedseries, so there were only four episodes and we decided to watch all ofthem and we really suffered doing that so much. Yeah, and when youtold me that there were only four episodes, I was like, Oh, sothis series is still going on, like they're only four episodes in.Yeah, but it's over. Yes, Um, I just felt like everythingwrapped up too quickly. It was kind of like a half baked show,like yeah, no one, no character, got to develop and their problems beganand ended so quickly. And, yeah, it all wrapped up sonicely at the end and it was kind of annoying. Yeah, it wasjust very strange. Okay, so I've been doing some research and reading somearticles. I think I found this on a CNN article. They did aninterview with the woman who created the show and basically, so for casting theyfound actors who were already quarantining together, like the people who play James,and said James is played by Leslie Odom Jr and they they're already married orthey're already a couple. So they both acted in the show together since theywere living together, which is I think is kind of cool. Like,once I found out how this show was filmed and put together, it kindof made me respect it just just a teeny tiny bit. And so afterthey figured out the casting people, who are who were already living together,they the crew sat in separate pod tents...

...outside the actors homes and they wouldgive them robotic cameras and gimbals to set up and they would basically direct themvirtually outside their house and set up sound and stuff like that outside their houseand Mike them and the crew sat outside and then on the inside of thehouses, the actors adjusted the cameras based on the feedback from the crew.And Yeah, so they film the whole thing in two weeks. HMM,it shows, but I think it's kind of crazy how they were able toget out a freeform show so fast and stream it, because it was filmedin like either march, April or May and it's out already. And sothey filmed it in two weeks and they probably only had a few weeks toedit it as well and send it to post, which I think is kindof impressive, but also the writing's terrible. Everything about the show is terrible,but I think the production was kind of impressive, especially because no one'sdone something like that before. Yeah, that's like I agree, and makesme appreciate the show a little bit more knowing that. But it also makessense. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, I didn't. I didn't know anyof that. I was waiting for your explanation on that. So, consideringthat they wrote it, or whenever they wrote it or filmed it, Icouldn't figure out when this was set. I guess it was like April maybe. I think it was end of April into the beginning of May. Yeah, because the person's, the old couple's anniversary is like may fifteen or something, something around that date, and it ends on their anniversary. So Ithink it was April going into May. Yeah, it was just like they'relike, yeah, I have this anniversary party and we didn't know when itwas. Yeah. So, like where are we in this timeline? Somereally important things that they were they should have mentioned in the very first episode, took so long to get to. Around episode three or four things startedto make sense, like setting, like place and time, like all thosethings. Names, names exactly, Um, genders, even I like. Okay, so that was my thing. That's the thing that I was thinkingof. Like am I an idiot, or did they never say their names? Because the entire first episode I was searching for names. I was like, I can't miss, I can't miss, I know there's going to be somany characters. And then I didn't get any names in the first episode, I got maybe one or two in the second and then I still didn'thave all of them by the end. Yep, I had to look upeveryone's name to like figure it out. I only remembered James, Oscar andGIG. I had James L, which is I didn't have Oscar, Ihad l which is his friend, and I knew GIG, but I didn'treally count that person. And Adam, the neighbor. Adam, sorry,I'm on vine right now. Well, I guess we should talk about thecharacters and introduce them all. Okay, so the first people that you're introducedto is a man and his wife and they have a baby. So it'sJames, who's played by Leslie Dam Jr. His wife, who I don't knowher name and they are baby Charlie of her hands. Her name issaide said. Okay, I never got that. So their first like realissue or like some trouble that they face is that James once another baby,but the wife, Sade, doesn't really want it right now, and it'sreally like back and forth about, oh we now that the wife is liketalking about it to this friend. She's like, Oh, maybe I dowant a baby, and then she's like yes, I want to baby,and then they start trying for a baby and then they add in the killingof a mad arbory and it like really shifts James Opinion About having another child. And then he he told her that he never wants another child at all, and it's and but she's like very unghosted and telling a lot of peopleabout it. And there's also like a second plotline that James wasn't spending enoughtime at home before. So that's like now that he's home, she thoughtthings would be better, but now it's like worse because he didn't want anotherbaby and it's just like a big old...

...maths but and I think like hisstory also ties in. It's mostly like James Story and it ties in withhis mother and then his younger, maybe maybe older brother, but that's likeanother storyline, kind of. Yeah, the storyline that they're kind of connectedto because their family is you say her name Nanda. I didn't get hername. Okay, let's just call her grandma. Okay. So you haveJames's mom, I call her grandma, and she is very cute. Um, she is a very good chef. She's always cooking things and she isplanning a lawn party or some sort of like anniversary party for her husband,Charlie, or Charles, Charles, who is currently in the hospital or likeit looks like a Rehab Yeah, yes, so he has dementia and he isthere planning on getting him home because they okay, all the characters inthis show think that quarantine is going to end by the beginning of May,which is bizarre because all the way back in April, like the beginning ofApril, we knew that the stayathome order was pushed back until the end ofMay anyway, especially for California, because they were in like a really badstate. Yeah, exactly. So some of that doesn't line up with reality. Him, like they the only time we ever thought that coronavirus was justgoing to last like two weeks. was like at the beginning of March whenthe first stay at home order was put in place. We were like,Oh, we just need to quarantine for two weeks, then will be fine, it'll all be lifted, it'll be gone. And then things took aturn like a few days into those two weeks. We're like yeah, nevermind. Yeah. So basically all of the characters, it kind of tiesinto their stories or under the assumption that they'll be getting on with their livessoon, when like that didn't actually happen, for for California especially. But sothe day that he's supposed to get out of the Nursing Home Rehab Facilityis the day that the stayathome order was supposedly supposed to be lifted. Andso they they struggle with his dementia and then we get introduced to the strangeSun. His name is DDRICH. Dead, I can't drink. Yeah, Ithink it's drink DDRIK. Okay. So he was recently laid off fromhis job. Um, he has a guitar. I'm assuming it has somethingto do with music, and so he reaches out to the grandma and asksher to. He asked her to take him in and so she says yes, but she also wants him to reach out to the rest of the familyto kind of reform their relationship. And so, yeah, that's kind ofher the grandma's like storyline. She's working with her strange son to build theirrelationship back up again and she's trying to plan a party for her husband,who has dementia. Then you have nurse Maggie, who is a Charles isnurse. And then who else is in that storyline? Oh, we alsohave a Daya who is set on the video camera. Yeah, that's saidsister. We never get her name, I'm pretty sure. Never. Okay, okay, Um. And so she recently moved in with her boyfriend thatshe just started virtually dating for cornss. Yeah, she has tick Tock bangsand she moved in with him so she could have sex with him and thenshe ends up getting coronas just so hard. It just there just like yeah,now she has it like that. Doesn't make any sense if she wasdoing exactly what she was supposed to be doing. She was quarantining and notleaving the house. So how does she get it? It was like itwas just very all of a sudden she's like, Yep, I have itand we'll see. Yeah, we don't know she lives or she eyes,because she was like kind of sick when we last see her and she's likethe doctor says it could take a turn on week two and then we neverfind out anything about her again. Yeah, that was so weird. Yeah,okay, you can talk about the next family. So like also they'rekind of in the storyline. This is...

...where they like tried to connect them. So this kid, this girl, I thought she was a redhead.I don't know her name, but she like comes home from college and soit's like kind of Oh, like probably the people watching this show or likekids who came from college and or grumpy or whatever. She had come homefrom college to live with her parents and she was going to have her boyfriendlike quarantine with them, but he breaks up with her in the day beforeQuarantine Tou goes to happen. And there's also this so this other storyline intheir family that the dad and the mom are actually separated and they were goingto tell her when she came home from college, but she came home becauseof quarantine and then her boyfriend broke up with her and it just didn't seemmake the right time. So they've been trying to keep it secret this wholetime. And the DAD also has a girlfriend who sucks. And the MOMis like, like I put my career on hold to raise our kid andlike you were alive, like not like a lot. She was like shesaid that to him. She was like why weren't you this alive when wewere together? So that was like kind of their separation story. But it'skind of a because Sade says the same thing to James. And so youhave Sarah and Paul, like the two parents, having the same issues thatJames and saide have. Like can you? Can you just leave it to likeone couple to have that issue? Yeah, and also so the theirkid, the redhead girl, she's like her. One of her teachers inhigh school was the grandma. So they got an invitation to their their anniversaryparty. I okay, like that wasn't necessary. And like other plot lineswithin that family is like, I guess Paul is a dad. His girlfriendfollows the girl on in Sophom that's her name. What is her name?Sophie? Sophie. Okay, so she followed gg follows sophie on Instagram andis like commenting on all her posts and like she sends so one of theNights Sophie sneaks out for a party because she's trying to make her ex boyfriendjealous, and then someone post a picture of her on line and Gigi sendsit to Paul and they're like all, my mom's got corona now and everything'sruined. And but then, since they haven't told Sophie that they're separated,she's like she scrolls through Gigi's account and is like, Oh my God,my dad having an affair and they're like no, like we're separated, butthen they're like, we're just gonna get back together. That's so much toput your kid, Gigi. Yep, do we ever actually find out whathappens with GIG and Paul? I think they break up in the DAD said, I want to stay with my family. Okay, that's going to lease.Can we just talk about how annoying so if he is, she sucks. She goes with Sarah Laurence. So like that's that's enough to know whather personality is. No offense to anyone who goes to Sarah Lawrence, but, you know, not my cup of tea. And she was like talking. She talked about how obnoxious it was for Jordan to be going out,and like not going out as in like partying, but just like leaving hishouse during quarantine, but then goes to a party to make him jealous,a corona theme Party, like, Oh my God, are you? Yeah, it's almost as if some boomer wrote the this, this whole entire script. Well, okay, I have. I have some thoughts on who wrotethe script, but we'll get into that later. But First Sophie storyline.It seems like a boomer wrote the script and just like thinks that's how all, like all college students act. Just like, okay, yeah, alot of them do that. But then there are most people, like inMay, March through May, stayed quarantine, did not leave their house. Yeah, and then there's one other storyline. WHO ASK her out? Oh,I forgot about that. I was your Oh that's me. Okay,so you have Oscar and l. There are two best friends who are alittle too close, in my opinion, definitely in some scenes. And sol plays the guitar, she is in... with Oscar, or at leastshe thinks, but then she kind of creepily likes her neighbor. Um,okay. The shower. They just like watch this man shower outside, likehow do you think that's okay? First of all, that's predatory behavior andsecond of all, who what's shower naked outside when your neighbors have a balconyand can watch you and see you? I know. And he was likemy like I flipping houses and my showers like the bathroom is being renovated,but like put some bathing suit shorts on, man, you have some swim trunks. I don't want to see that. Yeah. So Ella is also reallyannoying because she's kind of an elitist. She thinks that she's really unique becauseshe reads books, like Wow, thank you, um. So Ikind of hate her. There's Oscar. Their non binary and they start virtuallydating this guy named Shawn. Oscar is a stylist and I like their makeup. That's all I have. Let me see, Um, oh, Iall. Well, that's all I have. For Oscar, I have shown.Okay, well, for for Oscar and for l they like set updates for each other. They find someone on tinder or whatever and swipe rightand then they go on dates with the people that l pick for Oscar Oscarpick for L, and that's how they are. How Oscar Meets Sean.And the person that L set up with isn't great. H Yeah, theperson that Oscar sets'll up with is super into DC comic, DC comicsof all comics, to be intoot. I'm like, this is free form. You have to use marvel. Sorry. Well, I feel like they useDC because they made him seem like such a loser. Yeah, solike, why don't we give him DC comics to like? But Um,yeah, so the guy, we didn't catch his name, but the guythat Oscar sets l up with, super into DC comics. He also asksto see her boobs after the conversation go south, which is super weird andI don't think anyone would do that. But yeah, then you have sewn. Sean is the person that L sets Oscar up with, and he hasa past of hooking up with a lot of people whom he speaks French.That's what that was one of my like favorite moments, just like one ofthe few. I was just like, oh, he speaks friend. Yeah, the only redeeming quality of the show is Oscar speaking or not? Oscarsewans French and he's also Canadian, so that also makes him just an elitehuman being. Yeah, he's dual citizenship, so he can escape whenever he wants, unlike the rest to us. Yeah, Oh, and then youhave Adam, the neighbor that l falls for. So Adam, you firstthink that he's some sort of handy man who exclusively wears car heart. However, you soon find out that he can read. Oh, and he alsoso he flips houses for a living, but he is a writer, andso this is so annoying. I hate it. Once he like well,he starts to fall for l they start calling each other and stuff. Shethrows a book at him. He gives her normal people to read, andso he's an elitist to he writes, starts writing a book. Guess whatthe book is called. Love in the time of Corona. I've never wantedto punch someone more in my entire life. And if it's the same plot asthe show, it's not going anyway. I really don't think it will bereceiving a Poultzer Prize, unfortunately. So, oh, the only personthat we don't we have? We missed two people so far. Yeah,yes, so we missed M Charlie, the baby, who we never getto see. Yeah, it's nothing. Exists. I guess. Um likethey couldn't find a couple who had a... to act for the show,or they just didn't want to write a baby in, like give a babyany lines because Um, like filming with babies is really unpredictable, and sothey only had two weeks. So they just never show always napping. Theynever show the kid, like, is he alive if he's always napping?That's what happens. It's a girl. Oh, Charlie's a girl. Okay, sorry, Charlie's a girl. Good Luck, Charlie. So, yeah, we never see Charlie. I how was I supposed to know she's agirl? Never seen, as they say, big sister. Okay, yeah,so sorry, I missed Ali man. You sorry from misgendering the baby inthe show. But yes, so we never see Charlie. And thenthe only person we have left is sophie's friend, the girl that convinces herto go to the coronavirus party, the one with the Gucci Mass Yeah,her only quality is that she wears a Gucci Mask and doesn't take the virusseriously. Yeah, that's yeah, so that's the lovely cast that we have. So, like my next few notes are like I separated it so likeI have my cringey moment section, my scenes and quotes that stood out,and then my good plot points, which is none. I like I havetwo lines, but they're not like plot points. It was just like,Oh, maybe I'll like this. Okay, so do you want to go to? I don't know, scenes that stood out and then cringey moments andthen good plot points. So we high, low and then a high. Yeah, okay, I think that's a good idea. Yeah, I onlyhad high points four. Episodes one and two are at least like the scenesthat sit out. So all bread mine and then you read yours. Okay, okay. So for episode one, when we first meet Oscar and lthey're like they just like do tick tock challenges, which I don't know.I was like that's like kind of Cringey, but I was also like no oneelse was doing anything else at that time either. So that one intomy cringe section, unfortunately. And then so the other one is the very, very first scene of the show. It made me like have high hopes, but then it was downhill from this point on. But you see Jamesand Sade and he's putting on gloves and a mask and like full on gogglesjust to go to the grocery store, and I could stop laughing because that'swhat my mom was like at the very beginning of all this. Oh myGod, we couldn't, like no one has allowed to go to the grocerystore but her. She went at seven in the morning on like a Thursday, a random day, so there would because many people, and then shewould take all of our groceries put them out. We have this like outsidebuilding and she put them out there and then wiped all of them down andwe couldn't touch them for three days. So shoot, that's like it waslike, Oh, I don't want to relive my march through my that's kindof how my family was, except we instat carded everything, but we'd haveto wipe it all off with disinfect and wipes and unfortunately we did buy stufffrom Amazon. Um, I'm sorry, but whenever we like bought stuff fromAmazon, we or any package, we left it in the garage for afew days because we really were. We're that passionate about staying safe, andwe still ended up getting the virus. Yeah, casually snurvive coronavirus. Butyeah, so my other like points for the show in episode two is whenwe find out that I just caught him. Thirteen reasons. Why? Guy,because I didn't know his name. Awesome. Who Does Oscar playing?Thirteen reasons? Why? I don't know, I don't remember. You. Sure, positive, absolutely positive. But I just wrote that the guy who'sdating speaks French and I was like that's fun. When what we and thenhe also like lists off a bunch of like cheesy you pick up lines aboutlike the virus, and then I just thought the first one he said wascute and it's Um, you can't spell virus about you, and I thatwas also in my cringe section. That's all I had, though. Iwas like I need something good for for me. Are you done? Yeah, it's making sure for me. The fact that Paul and Sarah kind ofkept their separation from their child and like...

...lived with her and didn't tell herUm, that was kind of bizarre. However, it was even more bizarrebecause when she finds out all she has to say is my parents are Sussas hell. The why? Why is she talking like that? Um,yeah, so that happened. Oh what? Hmm, good, these are thegood ones. These are the things that stood out. Yeah, thatthat really stood out. Okay, HMM. Oh, okay, Um, whenEllen Oscar hooked up, we forgot to mention that. Oh, Iput that in cringe. Oh, yeah, that was that was cringey. ButI feel like it really stood out to me because, first of all, it was so bizarre because they were reading their childhood diaries to each otherand then they just started making out all of the sudden, and then theyhad sex, and then Oscar was like, I guess I'm leaving you, Sewan, because I'm supposed to be in love with L and then l waslike no, no, don't worry about it, you should be with Shawan, and then they were both like okay, other story ends. But also Iwas Elsa to Adam. She was like yeah, I like I.Twenty minutes after they wake up next to each other, she's like yeah,so I guess Oscar and I are in a relationship now. Yeah, Huh, now that no, you don't drunkenly hook up with your roommate and thensay that you're in a relationship now. They didn't even talk to each otheryet. She just like, Yep, we're in a relationship. I waslike no, no, no, you're not. That's why I hate lanyway, sorry, keeping I have a Paul and Sarah end up together atthe end and I hate it because not everyone has a happy ending, whichI'll get into and I have when I explained my problem with the plot points. Oh, everyone at the end ends up being with who they want toand then they also end up being friends, lovers and family again. Yeah,but not all three at the same time. Oh, moving on.Oh, there's also a dumb car anniversary party at the end outside of nursinghome. That Charlie Stink Charles charld, not the baby Charles. Yeah,so there's a drive by party. That's what that's what they call it,right, a drive by party, I think so it sounds doesn't sound rightwhen I say it, but Um, yeah, so, James Is there, said is there. The baby is not there. I don't know howthey found a babysitter. Diedrich is there. Obviously grandma and GRANDPA are hosting theparties. Of there, there, James. Oh, I already saidEllen Oscar aren't there. Wait. Yeah, why are they going? Wait?But the only way that their story connects is that at the very endOscar and Shaun are back together and Sean has a plane fly a massive bannerthrough the sky. That's something about love doesn't stop because of Corona, somethinglike that, and then the same banner flies over their party. Yeah,I wouldn't say that's so annoying. They're going to connect all of the storylines, except there's yeah, so mad. That's why I was like you,like really, like got halfway there and then really, HMM, whatever.Yeah, okay, so that's basically all I had. That was kind ofa cluster fuck of information. I mean, we can move on to the cringeymoments. Then, God, should we talk about plot points and thenmoments like cringey or bad plot points and or cringey moments? I just didcringey moments because the whole thing was cringey plot point to me. So canI talk about my issues with the plot? Yeah, okay, so I believethat a robot wrote the script. It's almost as if they tried tojam in as many buzz words as they could possibly come up with, likethey created some sort of algorithm filled with every news headline from March until theyyeah, and a robot wrote a script for that. Like they say maskvirus, quarantine, social distancing, shelter. This sculpture has been sheltering in placelike still. Why? Yeah,...

...that was like my thing. Likethroughout all the episodes, it's like every thing that they talked about is like, Oh, this is what you're supposed to do in quarantine, and likethis is, like, I didn't say it as eloquently as you just did, but as every like they just keep trying to be on trend this entiretime. It's like, I don't know, it's like I'm over this. Idon't want I don't want you to be on the quarantine trend. Iwant to be thinking about something else now. Yeah, like we, we haveto endure like so much right now as a people, as people,people on the earth, have to endure so much right now and I don'twant to be reminded of how awful this time has been. I want toimmerse myself in something that makes me feel good and not anxious. Yeah,so it's like moments like when they say like Oh, this shelter has beenthis sculpture has been sheltering in place. Or like when they think that Sarahhas the virus, they say, do you have a fever, cough,shortness of breath? Like it's just stuff like that that I really grinds mygears. It's kind of like when, Um, I write an article andI try to fit as many SEO terms as I can into it to gainviews on my article. It's like they did that with this show. Yeah, yeah, they really did. Is that you're do a more plot points? Yeah, but I feel bad for hunting. I mean, how aboutI like say a few moments and then you like add in a plot point? Okay, like Adam a moment so we can break up the anger theanchor. Um. My other cringey moment in episode one was that Oscar andL we're watching Adam shower. Yep, just and it's not like kind oflike sneaky. It's like we're gonna stand at the edge of our balcony andlook over at him. It's gross. It's gross, like why would youadd that in? There's other ways, like just like watch him working inthe backyard. Yeah, don't watch him showering making yeah, what about one? Um Ellen Oscar are taking it bath together and Oscar is shaving l's legs. Yeah, and but else in a baby dude then. Yeah, andwe don't know what Oscars wearing. We just like good, but why can'tyou put Adam in a bathing suit? Exactly. It's gross. And thenin season or season two, I hope they season an, episode two,it's like very, very clear that the dad and the mom are gonna HookUp. Oh yeah, like the way they're like looking at each other andtalking. It's just like, Um, no thanks. And they also likedo this dance party thing. So you're lappy. Oh please, know thatdoesn't share anybody. That makes me sad. Actually, that hurts my soul.I also, I guess it's also kind of a plot point, though. It really bothered me how L and Oscar had this massive like House apartmentthat they lived in, a la that they definitely could not afford. OhYeah, Oscar is a stylist, right, so they probably are not making anymoney because they can't style anyone at this moment. And then L isa singer songwriter who hasn't made anything that anyone has listened to ever. Shewrote one jingle, which is not enough to live on. Like, yeah, jingles like it can bring in good money, but like that's not enoughfor you. Like one is not enough for you to live off of.Nope, really know, unless you're the person that says, what's one eighthundred empire today? Oh No, it's not a wait, it's it one. It's one eight hundred, five hundred and eighty eight, two three hundredempire today. I think everyone across the country's heard that one. Yeah,that's I hope that guy's probably a billionaire. Yeah, Jeff bezos is shaking inhis boots. He's queaking. Um, my other, my one, other, like cringey. Thing four, episode two was when Sophie decided thatit was a good idea to take a picture of her parents sleeping and thenpost it online with Hashtag relationship goals. Yeah, I had what I wrotethat down to like her, first of...

...all, sleeping with her parents atthe age of eighteen or nineteen is kind of weird to begin with, andthen, Um, taking a picture of her parents sleeping taking she just likefilms the weirdest things, and it's kind of makes me feel a little weirdher relationship with her parents. She also like made her mom move out ofher spot and bed. She's like, I'm not sleeping in the middle,like you move over, but like what person, like are you like thatselfish? Like that's your mom's bed, like she can stay in her spotexactly. It would have been weird, though, she slept between them,though. It's like the whole thing's weird. So either way, being like mom, move over. So that happened. Waits. I really speaking of onlineUm, when a l is like running upstairs to avoid Oscar says thatshe's going to check the CDC website to see if they have any other updates. Like tell me that a robot wrote that, like it was not ahuman robot. Yeah, yeah, it's like when you like force a Botto watch like a thousand episodes or like read a thousand pages of something andthen have them right a script. Exactly. It's like they did that with newsheadlines. I like the one where it's like an olive garden, likeyou watch all running commercial like understand infinite breadst I like the one where,Um, they watch like every musical, every musical script. Yeah, they'regood, Um, but for episode three. I really didn't like write anything cringeydown. I did. Okay, you take over that one. Isepisode three, when Sean says he's not virtually seeing anyone else. I thinkso. Yeah, why did he have to say virtually? That's what Iwant to know. Seeing other people in persons, suking up with other people, he's dating around, but he's virtually not seeing the perfect way to getaround cheating on your Bartner. Yeah. Oh, also, I think that'sthe episode where we see Gege's instagram and she has captions like Pie plus Latte'sequals pilates. You're like, that doesn't make sense. First of all,I loved like whoever wrote this has never used instagram in their life. Itwas a robot of robot, a boomer robot. They boomers invented this robotto make this script and to attack Gen Z and millennials. Honestly, Ithink you're right. I'm convinced. So. Also, on this episode, saidcries over burned biscuits and then says to James, I burnt my biscuits, but what if we're toast? wrote this. I hate it. He'slike, did you burn that too? Yeah, like Noah, talks likethat. Oh, and then the last thing I have about this one isUm, Oscar and l make fun of or no, maybe this is episodefour, but it's somewhere around there. Oscar and LM Make Fun of Lesbians, which is just like not a good look for them. Maybe I don't. I don't think I picked up on that. I probably wouldn't paying yeah, they were like, oh, we're jumping into this relationship too quickly.What are we lesbians like? Why? That's such a tasteless joke. Like, why would you insert that? Yeah, it's awful. Yeah, especially that'sepisode for though. I felt sorry. That's great. Oh, it's it'sespecially annoying for like a free form show who tries so hard to bewhat they think is inclusive. Yeah, like four, episode four, though, I don't know. Like the cringerous thing is that you realize they slepttogether and that l thinks they're quote unquote together and like breaks up with AdamBecause, oh, we're in a relationship now. God, that that wasit. I think I have one. Paul and Sophie Imitate Italian accents andhave that weird night in Venice for Sarah, and then I wrote Sophie Films thewhole thing, which is so annoying.

Like I it's so like Sarah's supposedto like be going to Italy to write a travel article for conneas andit gets canceled and they like do this night in Venice for her, whichis like sweet but also like what? Yeah, and tasteless. And Yeah, at the end, Sean Sends Oscar that really dumb plane confessing his love. Yeah, because they say I love you to each other at the endof it. Well, Oscar says I love you too, Sean, butSewan doesn't say it back, which is like acceptable because, Um, Ifeel like they've only been dating for a few days, virtually dating. Theyhaven't even met in real life. So, yeah, and then everything's connected atthe very end and that's about it. Yep. Oh wait, I havea few more moments from episode one. Oh good. Um, so somethingthat I've really fathered me was when, Um, they blatantly have product placementlike the core. I don't know what kind of drink it is.It's like coconut water. They like have really annoying promust water. That's justwater. Yeah, so that's annoying and very la and then when Sophie's lyingin bed with the bag of lace. But that's also annoying, like Isee right through that. I didn't pick up on any of that. So, like you really didn't get me there. Oh, sorry, getting yeah,so that was weird. Oh, and then l talking about Cactus pancakesthat she ate one time went after hiking in La, because she's elitist.I hate her. Yeah, she was like when she was talking to thather first date on Myne they were like listing off all these places. There'slike, okay, like name drop every place in La. Okay, noone else cares. One cares. Oh, and Sean talking about how he usedto live in the meat packing district of New York. New York.Yeah, yeah, New York. And he's like they don't call it themeat packing disc drape for nothing. Then you're like why did you need toinsert that? Please stop. Um, I'm on. The last thing Ihave is when l professes her love to Oscar, she says that she wantsto have babies, like I want to. I want to be a person youhave babies with, get married and why? That's so weird. Likeyeah, and I mean like moving on to the really good plot points.The only thing I said, well only two things I said, was Ithink the old couple will be my favorite plot line, unless the man dies, then I'll cry. And at the very end they said I think Adamis my favorite character. Adams Great, I love him. Like see whenyou when I started this and then was like four episodes, I was like, okay, it'll keep going. There's a lot of like the old mancould die. Yeah, that always gives me, just saying, are youa fan of the notebook? No, I kind of follows that plot line. Yeah, what I liked about the show? I appreciate how they wereable to film this show and I like Oscars makeup. They have really nicemakeup. I like how Sean can speak French. The GRANDPA is so cute. I want to try some of Nanda's cooking, the grandma her cooking,and I liked the part where the grandma explains her wedding day with the GRANDPAand I may have thought about perhaps crying, but then I remembered how bad theshow is and that it's not worth my tears. Yeah, yeah,I think the like what we can take away from this is that old couplesare cute and sad. It's about it. Maybe, maybe, like don't writeshows about coronavirus in quarantine. That was the other thing I kind ofwanted to like talk about. My problem the plot. Like jump in wheneverlike you want to say something. But this show isn't really about regular peopledealing with the virus. It's kind of...

...about rich people who live in Laand they're super like modern, open concept apartments and houses, who haven't beendisplaced or are in any sort of financial trouble. Like you kind of getthat with de Drich, but his story isn't at the forefront of the showat all. Yeah, yeah, and like it doesn't follow any essential workersor any it kind of so it touches on the black people who are disproportionatelyaffected by it, but only through sophie an, an annoying white girl,talking about how black people are disproportionately affected by the virus to her racist boyfriendand then going to a party. So, yeah, yeah, do you haveanything to add to that? No, I don't. Do you agree?Disagree? I agree, I agree. Okay, I just I'm like disappointedin the show. Like I wanted to like I would not keep watchingthis. I wanted to stop after episode one, but I told learn thatI would at least do episode two, when she was like, there's onlyfour, keep going, so I did. Yeah, then I regretted it.Oh, I have another good thing about the show. Yeah, we, we can appreciate the fact that each episode is only thirty minutes. Yeah, no, well, honestly, they're really like twenty four because no commercials. I had ads, except for the last one. The last one waslike almost forty minutes. Last one I had to skip through. Honestly,sorry, I didn't watch all of them in full. I had to.But yeah, this show made me feel so sad and like, if you'regoing to film a show during this time and you're going to do something sounique like the way that they film this, they could have made it have Um, like a more happier like plot than just like people living in thecoronavirus, because they didn't do it right to begin with, and it theshow doesn't okay, a lot of people are having a lot of trouble gettingout of bed in the morning because quarantine has been so hard for them.People are homeless or unemployed. They can barely afford to feed their families.There are children who are not eating right now, and it doesn't show anyof that. Like I don't care about your your modern farmhouse mansion in La. I don't care to see how you are doing. Like this doesn't shownormal family struggling with the virus. It shows people who are privileged in LaRight now and a very surface level, touches on black issues, which isannoying because if you're going to do it, you should go all in. And, Um, yeah, it makes me feel alone because it doesn't showthat people are having a tough time mentally right now. Like if you're depressedright now, if you are struggling with your mental health right now, youseem alienated watching the show. Yeah, I'm like everything works out and evenlike saying sister, like she just like has someone she moves in, likelike everything works out, like even though James wants his mom not to bringD Drinkin, like everything he comes and then everything good and it's like,I don't know. Yeah, like we reach six million cases this week,like the virus is not over, so the show can't be reflecting on thevirus like it's over. Like we don't have a happy ending right now.The ending is still we're still in it. We're not at the end yet,but this show treats the virus like we're at the end and looking backon it. Yeah, yeah, and I also like, I do youknow who the show was written for, like, who is meant to watchthis, like their target? No idea, and I couldn't tell you, like, I don't know. Yeah, it doesn't, like I doesn't fitfor anyone. No, I can't think of a group, some sort ofdemographic like age or like anything that this would fit into. Yeah, I'veknowing you. It's very weird. It's a very weird show. Now,if it had been like a virtual dating show, could have gotten into that. Yeah, and I feel like I would have made more sense. Yeah, or like if they had made this a show that the virus wasn't thecenter of HM, like just to like show families like in their relationships.There's a lot of different ways this could go. That would do all bebetter. Yeah, would you keep watching this? Um, I think I'Mgonna have to go with no here.

Yeah, well, that's rough thatwe didn't get a good one and not what we thought would be at all. But what a sad ending to this episode. I mean give it,give us something good for next week. Everybody like anything else? Wait,I'm gonna try to find a happy thing to to bring up for the end. The only thing I have is sean can speak French. Say lavy God. Yeah, I can't find anything. All right. Well, if you'dlike happier episodes from us and more lovely content, you can follow us oninstagram. How we never podcasts, and also like us on facebook. Oh, we have twitter. Now we have twitter. Note it's at. Howwe never at however, never podcast is too long. We're also getting allof our episodes up on Youtube if you prefer to listen through Youtube, andyou can find us wherever you find your podcast. I guess just type inhow we never seen this before podcast on Google and there's lots of options thatcome on something we didn't even know of. H so that's fun. This wasa this was a show and a sad excuse for a show, andwe'll see you next week. Bye. Bye. Hey, congratulations, you'vemade it to the end of our podcast. We hope you enjoyed listening. Howhave we never seen this before? Is produced by is B barone.The music is by Scott Holmes. The podcast art is by Michael Beaumont overat monitor comics, and our social media is run by Lauren Coola. Thanksfor listening.

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