Love Monkey: Confidence
"There's a thin line between confidence and arrogance."
That's the quote from Tom Farrell that summarizes this episode, as Tom and True Vinyl hire a critically-acclaimied indie director to direct Wayne's first music video. Are they doing the right thing? Do they have the money for all the effects/equipment/extras he needs to film the video? Will he do something to eventually tick everyone off?
Personally, after viewing just 12 seconds of this guy's suppsed "masterpiece" The Cellist, I wouldn't have hired this guy at all. But Tom hires him, which would have been fine, since he could have added someting different to the video. But my God, you could tell this guy is a pretentious jerk from the very first meeting, and you know that he's going to do or say something that's going to be terrible and over the line, and you know that Tom will eventually come to his senses and fire the guy. That's one of the problems I have with this show, that ever ep seems to have some deep moment where Tom stands his ground and gets to the "truth" and what's "real" and "honest," and gives a little speech about honesty. It comes across a little heavy-handed, to the point of almost being satirical or ironic (like his big speech about integrity to his boss in the first ep, the one that got him fired...I sided with the boss who fired him,heh).
But this is a solid little show, and this was a good episode. It had a good balance of the wacky and the real, and even introduced a new character (Bran's boss, who Tom asks to play basketball with the gang), and I like how it was pretty focused on the one plot. It did have a couple subplots, of course, but they didn't get in the way. And this Teddy Geiger, he's a real find. He's only a teenager, but he's a really good singer and songwriter, and not a bad actor to boot (the way he delivers his lines are low-key and realistic). You can listen to Geiger's music from the show here.
By the way, I'm curious, fans: who do you think Tom should end up, Bran or Julia?