He’s calling it self-improvement but there’s probably more to it
GOT a bit excited and thought it was the last episode of Bed of Roses this week. It’s not. Feel a bit bad because I don’t have any real reason to talk about it now. It’s not like it’s very good. Though if I think back to the last episode I saw, which I don’t remember, I’m sure this one’s better.
Kerry Armstrong is a better actor than this material deserves. But I almost feel like watching the series to the end now, just to see how the hell they get another two episodes out of it.
One’ll be her wedding to Nick, Nick and Louisa’s wedding, and the attendant wedding disasters. God. Shoot me now. Look, writing is hard. People think anybody can do it. They’re like, we all know the same words, it’s just talking, there can’t be much to it.
But this is the kind of thinking that’s led us to where we are now. Bed of Roses on a Saturday night.
Holly’s dumped Sean. He doesn’t seem happy and I can tell this by the way he said I don’t want to break up Holly. She doesn’t look happy either and I can tell this by the way she was crying. Not for long I’d say— the new boyfriend is 31. She’s, what, 17, 18? Poor old Sean. Holly opened his world to a million different things he never would’ve thought about if he’d never met her, he tells her in a final appeal. Like what, Hollywants to know.
Big things, Sean says. And little things. He’d still be eating chocolate and vanilla gelato if it wasn’t for her. Clearly a metaphor.
Gavin’s working out and teaching himself Italian and taken up writing. He wants to contribute more to the newspaper because the muse is with him now. See what I mean about writing? Gavin owns a hardware store. I don’t know how long this has been going on. He’s calling it selfimprovement but there’s probably more to it.
‘‘ I’mon fire,’’ he tells his exwife over golf. In her golf outfit and carting the clubs around, Caroline Gillmer reminds me of KAK more than ever.
Maybe the two remaining episodes will have two weddings, Louisa and Nick’s and Gav and Marg’s. Their second wedding. To each other. Marg keeps thinking about their son Jamie who died. She officiates at a naming ceremony this week and accidentally calls the kid Jamie instead of the name his mother’s actually asked for.
Afterwards she’s sitting at a table, looking a bit sad, Louisa goes over to her. Here we go, you might think, some faked genuine emotion ahead. Louisa: ‘‘ You saw Jamie back there didn’t you.’’ Genius. It’s like Gavin wrote it. Getting better: Nick (Jay Laga’aia), Louisa (Kerry Armstrong) and Holly (Hanna ManganLawrence) in