The scheme here could have been possible by pushing every rom-com made between 1995 and 2005, plus a copy of Christopher Nolanis “Interstellar, ”To an autoregressive model of language. When she was six years old, Claire Abshire met Henry de Tamble (and people thought my name was strange) on a pasture near the beautiful home of her wealthy parents. Henry is 30 years old. He was naked when he first met Claire, a child, so he asked that he take his clothes to his father, and leave them in a box under the rock, to keep them dry lest he should return. He happily does this work, and the couple emphasizes what the series wants to be called friendship, but I prefer to consider it a straightforward arrangement. From the ages of 6 to 18, Claire, in her own words, molded her libido around Henry. Claire flirted with him when he was 16, although the Henry she met regularly was at least 30 years old, usually even older. (She even told him that she was upset at his helplessness during her “very stubborn adolescence.”) Based on her comments, between Claire concluded that in the future, she and Henry would be married. Eww.
It got worse. Henry who Claire met in her 20s, when she was an art student and she was working in a library, was an “asshole.” He drank too much, and that meant he was an abusive boyfriend. Claire longed for Henry she had met when he was youngand has not yet had that Henry because he, through his love, nurturing, and constant support, has made him a loving, caring, and helpful Henry.
Different versions of Henry jump around the timelines even though Abed Nadir from “Community” can no longer figure it out. Sometimes they’re linear, sometimes not, and whatever the timeline the writing, acting, directing, editing, and music range from moderate to awesome. Blake NeelyIts hackneyed string-and-piano-heavy score, which could easily have been borrowed from any Lifetime or Hallmark movie, backs up almost every scene in the series. Using music as a substitute for storytelling won’t work if the story is crazy to begin with. The color rating in the series is, 99% of the time, yellow, orange, and pink, but at a party before Henry and Claire’s wedding, the lighting suddenly changes to [insert “Scooby Doo”-style ghost noises] dark blue and gray. Thank you, writers room, for signaling the dark and serious things that are about to happen!
Henry has no control over where he goes, or when, or for how long, but several versions of him, at different ages, show important events: the violent car accident that killed his mother, an opera singer (Kate Siegel, whose performance was surprisingly taller, and whose hair and wardrobe seemed to be tied up in a soap opera from 1978), which Henry witnessed because he was in the back seat. As the “story” approaches Claire’s wedding day, she travels back and forth from the hours before she has to go to church, and various nasty moments in the couple’s ever-storming marriage. . Oh, I almost forgot: inserted into the six episodes in which I was subjected were the moments when Henry and Claire broke down the fourth wall. They separately make video recordings of themselves after their wedding, presumably for the daughter they are meant to have. All we can get from these scenes is what happens when Leslie and James meet the prosthetics budget in the hair and makeup department.