PLATONIC tried to celebrate Will’s (Seth Rogen) divorce. Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. There was a butt load of testosterone to control for Sylvia (Rose Byrne.) Crazy moments mixed with the realization that middle age can take its toll on what once was. 

This series has me baffled at times. I don’t feel the friendship chemistry between Sylvia and Will. The writers have these two characters shouting and disagreeing throughout most of their scenes together. For me, it gets old and is not funny. It feels uncomfortable and awkward. If that is what the objective was, then they succeeded. I don’t really have any empathy for either of them. They are trying to be what they were in college, and the realization is not entertaining to watch. Perhaps I am just older and wiser. 

PLATONIC might not be my cup of tea, but I do agree with my colleague that it is too soon to see where the show is headed. I truly want to care more. I hope the writers are listening and Seth Rogen can find some different levels of acting finesse. It is available to stream on Apple TV+.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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