PLATONIC is caught in a cycle of brilliant and totally inane segments within this week’s episode. It is that topsy-turvy movement that has me in a state of confusion.
Rose Byrne, as Sylvia, is such a talented, expressive actress. She can show a myriad of emotions with just her fabulous eyes. Viewers felt every second of her insecure and bravado moments at her new job. No one should ever have a first “first day” like hers. Hilarious and such an awkward “comedy of errors” on Sylvia’s part.
I am just not crazy about the other half of PLATONIC. Seth Rogen plays Seth Rogen very well. He is not believable as Sylvia’s friend, and that is the problem for me. I don’t enjoy listening to someone who just shouts their lines. It does not make me smile or laugh at their crazy antics. His voice reminds me of running a nail down a chalkboard. Very grating. I want Seth to stop talking or make different choices as his character.
PLATONIC, in my opinion, only deserves a “meh.” This is for Sylvia’s first day. It could have been much worse, but not as bad as a “penis on a nose.” It is available to stream on APPLE tv+.