Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk. In this post we’re going to talk about Entangled with You Episodes 8-10.
Entangled with You is an American Dramedy Web Series. The official premise found on the Entangled with You web site goes:
After suffering breakups, a stoic lesbian moves in with a perky straight woman. With nothing in common beyond mutual heartache, the two form an unlikely bond as conflicts with their significant others force them closer.
Created by Caryn K. Hayes, Entangled is a relationship dramedy following roommates Alisha (Kathryn J. Taylor) and Jaliyah (Loren Lillian), who move in together after separating from their partners. Emotional and perky, Alisha takes a reluctant Jaliyah on her up-and-down grief tour, while the stoic and cool Jaliyah deals with her own loss.
Only… Alisha’s on-and-off-again boyfriend, Craig (Al Thompson) and Rocky (Jessica Meza), Jaliyah’s girlfriend, never leave the picture. Failing to fully disconnect from their relationships leaves the roomies in a constant back and forth with their emotions and the pair form an unlikely bond as their lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways.
If you would like to start from our discussion of episodes 1-2, then click this link here.
My Thoughts Before Watching
It’s been a couple weeks since I last posted about Entangled with You, so I thought I’d come back to it. Honestly, all I really want out of this show is to give me the relatability and humor that I found in the first two episodes. If I can get that I’ll be totally happy with this series.
This is Entangled with You Episodes 8-10.
Where to Watch:
The Talk (Spoilers Ahead):
Episode 8: “Some Type of Way”
Oh Jaliyah and Rocky, why are you so difficult? At the start of their video call I was thinking, “Oh, they seem pretty chill in this episode. Great.” But then of course the show had to make it seem like Rocky’s cheating. I’ll hold out on my judgement till this is confirmed, but like an ugly beast in winter this judgement is waiting to be released.
Next, I’ve got to say that I really enjoyed Alisha in this episode. She was fun and funny and really engaging at the end. Her talk with Jalyah about the boys she wasn’t into was hilarious. Her discomfort and then comfort at the lesbian club was endearing and relatable.
Then, her announcement that she was going on a date with a woman was shocking and compelling. It’s funny because just after watching that I talked to one of my roommates about how sexuality can sometimes be a spectrum and how everyone is allowed to experiment and feel out what they like. I’m interested in seeing where this story goes with Alisha.
Episode 9: “Roommate Activity #41”
This episode had a great start. The image of Jaliyah, Alisha, and Cassey (Jen’s ex-girlfriend), all shutting down Cassey’s rude friend was perfect. It gave me life beyond life.
Also, I’ve honestly gotta say, I’m kinda sad that the show went in the direction it has. I’ll fully support Jaliyah and Alisha as a couple, but I liked them as friends. I liked the idea of this story being about a straight girl and a gay girl who become best friends. I love stories like that about close friendship without sexual ties. Ultimately, I’m gonna have to take a moment to mourn the friendship before I celebrate the relationship.
Episode 10: “Exs and Oh Nos”
Craig is annoying to Alisha, but together the two are always hilarious. This is the couple that I would have liked to see make it work. That said, Craig did cheat on Alisha (and give her an STD), so I’m cool with that not becomign reality. Though, the two settling their difference and learning to like each other as people and not as romantic options was nice. (Also, why did the boy say, “You’re not one of my daddies?” Does he have two fathers? I don’t think they mentioned it before that, but I’m curious now.)
Now onto the other couple. “We’ve been breaking up for the last six months Jaliyah,” thank god she said it! Besides the first episode, I have never liked these two together. I’ve been waiting since episode 2 for Jaliyah and Rocky to break up, so this is great. I know it’s rude to celebrate a breakup, but when the couple was so toxic I can’t help it.
This of course leaves room for Alisha and Jaliyah to start exploring being a couple together. I wonder how it will go.
Entangled with You Episodes 8-10 certainly created a big change for the story. Borrowing a line from my favorite manga, Alisha and Jaliyah are now “more than friends, but less than a couple.” While I need time to mourn the platonic relationship and my expectations of it, I will certainly come around to celebrate the couple that they become. Only question is, what’ll be their couple name?
My rating for Entangled with You Episodes 8-10 is 4 stars out of 5. What’s Yours?