HBO Max’s New Comedy The sex life of college girls, from creator Mindy Kaling (I have never) and Justin Noble (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), is bringing hot and annoying antics to the forefront.
Thursday’s series premiere introduces us to Essex College, an elite Vermont school that attracts a diverse quartet of unlikely roommates: Indian-American Bela (played by Amrit Kaur), who is “super positive – more in theory than in experience”; Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), who comes from a small town in Arizona and has a high school boyfriend; football player Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott), aka the daughter of a famous senator (Test errorby Sherri Shepherd); and chic Leighton (Reneé Rapp), who isn’t actually supposed to be in the same room as the other three girls. Leighton filled out a roommate application with two of her best friends from high school, but because they were “holes”, like her father (Children’s HospitalRob Huebel) said, they arrested her. One of her so-called BFFs told Leighton that being friends with her is like being friends with a stranger because it’s like she’s always had a wall. (Well, with friends like this, can you blame her for not opening up?)
Leighton’s hot senior’s brother Nico (The Chilling Adventures of SabrinaGavin Leatherwood) convinces his sister to give his new roommates a chance. So, naturally, she bought all the iPads as a way to start over. The girls try to bond even more by holding a brotherhood party. But when they get inside, Leighton pretends to forget her phone and says she’ll see them later.
Meanwhile, Kimberly’s attempt to forget her pain – she’d just lost her virginity to her boyfriend, then promptly dumped by him – has run into trouble when someone spills a drink. into her body. Nico realizes that she is leaving and gives her one of his shirts. He also points out that she’s in love with him when he wears the shirt on move-in day, which a confused Kimberly tries to play.
Kimberly and Nico’s friendly exchange is broken up by Bela, who has become an enemy on campus. In her quest to secure one of the few “female positions” in her school’s exclusive humor magazine (and later become a television comedy writer), she happily assigns the jobs to male writers. (This is definitely Not What Leighton meant when she told Bela to “make them like you.”) Bela gets one of the magazine spots, but some of those people have girlfriends who are employees, who now hate Bela.
As for Whitney, she’s striking up a conversation with her soccer coach Dalton (James Morosini), who says troubling things like, “I like the color of your skin.” Then, while running out, Whitney ran into him… and his wife! Whitney took off before Dalton could see her tears. At a fraternity party, she meets Kimberly’s coffee coworker Canaan (Tell me a storyby Christopher Meyer) and bluntly asked to see his room.
And where did Leighton go? Well, she’s at a casino, flipping through a dating app looking for a casual chat…with another woman. With that, Leighton’s walls suddenly mean a lot, as does her disinterest in Nico’s friend Cory, who clearly has favorable terms for her.
We also got to get back to Kimberly for a minute, who, after walking into a run-in with her new co-worker (“I’m so happy to have a black friend!”), redeems herself with a beautiful voice. great. When a student threw trash on the floor in front of Canaan, Kimberly walked away. “Some of us have to do these jobs because, even if we didn’t know it until we got here, we were kind of poor,” she said. Yes, I may not have the latest iPhone, and I may not know what couscous is, but I am still a giant, and so is he! So treat us like we’re a matter of kings, OK?! ”
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