Usually around the middle of a season, you’ll find the episodes lagging somewhat. You have to adapt to the curve and the changing story lines in a way so astutely clever that occasionally certain episodes fall through the cracks. After all, as much as we’d like it to be so, not all slices of stellar entertainment series can be on point all the time. Can it? I bet you think I am going to say; “well, not Orange Is The New Black” but this episode Comic Sans is about as lacklustre as the font it is named after. And yet, it is still better than the sludge that comes on television daily.
See, the problem with this week’s episode is that there is a lot going on with nothing really in-depth happening. Comic Sans is introducing some pivotal and crucial components that cannot be completely explored in the episode so it feels rather filler. Little by little, we are seeing a dangerous side to Vee whilst the lives and regiment of the prison staff is being called into question. It’s not that these paths aren’t great to explore but similarly, it’s vacuous in this particular one. The tone is rather dull compared to the other episodes (compared to the other episodes) and it is less poignant despite the concentrated of Jimmy and her dementia.
This review sounds like I’ve gone all Crazy Eyes on the linoleum but the biggest flaw on Comics Sans is that it is juxtaposed against others that are simply of a different calibre. It’s not one that you’ll be rushing to see again but, at the risk of sounding repetitive, is still a level above the rest of the television series out there.