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I'm Fine - Season Two

by Roger Walker-Dack
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday Mar 13, 2018
I'm Fine - Season Two

The second series of the LGBT drama series "I'm Fine" has just been released. It is the continuing story of Nate (Perry Powell), a twenty-something-year-old who has just broken up with his boyfriend and is literally trying to convince himself and his best friends that he really is totally fine when it is obvious that he is not. As he lives in WeHo, Nate is hardly short of candidates for possible replacements, if only he wasn't so picky -- and if he really was over his ex.

The first series was written and directed by Brandon Kirby, who gave us a clever insight on how we look at gay men's experience of friendships and relationships, and did it all tongue in cheek.  

However, this tight-knit group of friends seems to be in serious danger of falling apart: Nate has been hit on by his best friend Jeff (Lee Doud) -- who, in hindsight, regrets the move. Joey (Shaughn Buchhol), Nate's ex, does not want to remain friends. And, meantime, Brian (Ulysses Morazan) ends up regretting convincing his boyfriend Andy (Richard Stokes) to try an open relationship. The trouble is that this time around there is so much incessant naval-gazing; moreover, Season Two lacks the sharp-witted humor of the first season and is filled instead with way too much whining.

Maybe this is a more accurate account of how a typical clique of WeHo gay boys navigates their lives, but it did make it much harder to engage with the new storylines. The end result was far less entertaining. Season Two was a sad disappointment after the show's wonderfully high-spirited introduction.

"I'm Fine - The Complete Second Season"
Streaming now on Dekkoo
DVD (March 13th)

Roger Walker-Dack, a passionate cinephile, is a freelance writer, critic and broadcaster and the author/editor of three blogs. He divides his time between Miami Beach and Provincetown.


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