Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. In this post we’re going to talk about Hanging Out Episode 2.
Hanging Out is a Filipino web series about David, played by Paulito Del Mundo, a 20-something year old sketch artist. He one day goes out for a Grindr hookup. It turns out that his plans mistakenly get mixed up with a group of friends. This “wrong place at the right time” event kickstarts his love story with the man named Adrian, played by Jox Gonzales.
My Thoughts Before Watching
I really liked Hanging Out Episode 1, and it turns out that episode 2 was already out. Knowing that, I rushed to watch and post about the episode so that we can all talk about it. There’s nothing more to be said.
This is Hanging Out Episode 2 aka “Debriefing.”
Where to Watch:
The Talk (Spoilers Ahead):
Strip shoots and ladders? Really? Bravo to whomever thought that up. That is so ridiculous, so random, and yet such an average and obvious concept. Honestly, it’s just short of brilliant. It’s such a great idea for these characters and the situation that the last episode started.
I wish I could have sat there when the idea was brought up. “Let’s see, Adrian likes Snakes and Ladders…. there’s sexual and romantic tension between him and David… they play strip Snakes and Ladders.” I’m just amazed at how the concept is so random yet incredibly obvious and fitting for the story and characters.
Jessie and Misha
I’m happy that the friends are still important to the story. For a moment, I wondered if the series would focus only on Andre and David after episode 1. It’s great to see that the story will still have all the friends around to help flesh out the world and plot. Honestly, they were a large part of why I liked episode 1.
Specifically with the two friends who stared in this episode, Jessie and Misha (played by Eboy Fernandez and Sheena Ramos), were great. Honestly, these characters are just a lot of fun to watch. I’m thinking that’s maybe because they are so charismatic and energetic. (Maybe that’s because my own personality is somewhere between them and David. Possibly like Adrian). For instance, that whole rant Misha had about needing a real man was beautiful. I was completely on her side and I was ready to snap.
As for Jessie, the idea that he likes David is salacious. I need all of the drama that will come out of it. Based off of the Snakes and Ladders incident, I have faith that the show will make that love triangle interesting and not cliché or melodramatic. Of course, the show first has to decide if it wants to go down that route.
I’m happy and satisfied after watching Hanging Out Episode 2. This web series has short episodes, but its fun, funny, relatable, and a good watch. I look forward to watching more.
My rating for Hanging Out Episode 2 is 5 stars out of 5. What’s Yours?