“You may not know what the night has in store for you, but at least you are ready for whatever comes.”
HACKS indeed lived up to its reputation as a strong, “off the beaten path” comedy sitcom. How I thought the final two episodes would unfold did not, but the viewers got so much more in return.
Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) is a force to be reckoned with when she “wants what she wants.” We were treated to the loyal, softer, barracuda sides of her character. Kudos to the writers for creating a real woman who has no shame in speaking her mind and offering no apologies for how she says it. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her manipulate everyone around her to achieve her goal. In a weird way, she is my role model.
Ava (Hannah Einbinder) completes this female duo and friendship. Ava has come into her own, yet she still has those “squirmy” moments around Deborah that are fun to watch. My favorite part is when the jokes fly at lightning speed. The timing and pacing are impeccable. At times, it can feel like you are sitting in the audience of a Vegas show. Jimmy (Paul W. Downs) and Kayla (Megan Stalter) are priceless together. They are a hoot without being too far over the top. Jimmy’s eyes and Kayla’s mouth say it all.
HACKS ended with many of their loose details tied up very neatly. I have read that the producers are waiting to hear about their renewal. For me, it is a joy to watch a show that continually features the power and strength of women’s friendships. “MY BAD” is only the beginning of another crazy, rewarding journey for this fabulous ensemble.
HACKS is available to stream on HBO/MAX.