Review: The Other Two, "Brooke, and We Are Not Joking, Goes to Space" | Season 3, Episode 6
A regretful dud that doesn't add much to the show's satire or its character arcs
This episode, released randomly yesterday so the series would be eligible to not be nominated for this year’s Emmy awards, is the first of The Other Two’s third season that wasn’t directed by either co-creator. I raise this point not to disparage Charlie Gruet—the show’s cinematographer who also directed last season’s finale—but rather to wonder if it might explain why it struggled to have the same resonance as other episodes this season.
“Brooke, and We Are Not Joking, Goes to Space” is definitely the season’s weakest episode yet, even though the logline is certainly one that fits within the series’ larger trajectory this season. Brooke’s storyline leaves the realm of Hollywood satire to explore big tech billionaires, with an exaggerated take on Bezos-like figures unlocking a better understanding of how she should have been trying to do good within her career instead of abandoning it entirely. And Cary, continuing to search for truth and purpose—and fame—in his art gets rope…