Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk. Today, we’re going to talk about As We Are Episode 2.
As We Are is a 4 part web series from England. The official premise for the series goes:
Chloe comes to Brighton for a week, to look after her ex-girlfriend Robyn’s cat. While in Brighton, Chloe goes on dates with two very different women, and she also meets Blake, Robyn’s upstairs neighbor, whom Robyn is quick to out as trans. It’s the first time that Chloe has knowingly met a person with a trans experience, and she is forced to question her own identity and preconceptions.
If you would like to read my thoughts on the first episode, feel free to click here.
My Thoughts Before Watching
I’m back with another episode of As We Are and I’m curious as to what will happen in it. I know that the main character Chloe is set to go out on a couple dates, so I assume that is what she will actually be doing in this episode.
Also, I also feel like this episode will be about her growing connection with Blake. There are only 4 episodes in this season, so I assume a lot of time will need to be focused on the two. That said, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe they aren’t going to end up as a couple by the end of this season. Maybe this episode will give me a better idea on if that is true or not.
This is As We Are Episode 2.
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The Talk (Spoilers Ahead):
First, I love the soundtrack for this web series. I probably said it in the last episode post, but the music is so indie/alternative and gives me a Life is Strange vibe. Also, I like the idea that Chloe’s an artist. It makes a bigger connection between her and the artist Blake.
Speaking of, I still like the chemistry between Chloe and Blake. I trying very hard not to ship them, but the two actors are making it hard. Of course, chemistry doesn’t outright have to be romantic in nature. You can connect with a person and never really have to want them romantically or sexually.
Also, I was right that this episode would be focused on the dates (but have a little time for Chloe and Blake).
As for the dates specifically, I thought the first date showed more of a interesting connection, but the second date was more fun to watch.
Specifically, the first date seemed nice, but part of me wants to think she’s crazy. The way she told the bee story was sweet and interesting, but a little off to me. Of course, I’m not saying things like crystal energy doesn’t work. I’m just not in the field of knowledge.
That second date went unexpectedly and was way more entertaining to watch. That being because she was kind of a mess. Completely drunk and aggressively making out with Chloe, that was more interesting to watch than the bee story.
You can see that the girl was just looking to party and get laid though, ’cause she didn’t care about the missing cat. I just know that if I was in that situation I would think along the lines of, “Oh my god, I lost that cat. I should go help her.” Maybe that’s just me.
Overall, this was a fun and light episode. It was very short though. The next time I’ll probably post about episodes 3 and 4 in one. Just a heads up.
My rating for As We Are is 3 stars out of 5.