To survive, I watched for “the moments.” Say, Patty drinking red wine out of an enormous glass at her beautiful dinner table or maybe on her white couch. Or Patty sitting with reading glasses in hand, as someone leaves her office, silent, still, but watching closely and thinking hard.
Despite the time I put into watching the show, I’m left with nothing substantial except the two final images: Patty, alone in her limo, riding through the city streets like the Olympian she is, and Ellen, with her child, buying a cupcake or something.
What gets me is that the series clearly thinks that Ellen is the hero.
And that was the problem with it.