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Catastrophe "Episode One" Review - AVClub

AVClub: “If you touch me, I’ll scream” has probably never led to consensual sex in normal, vanilla contexts. Yet, in the first episode of the second season of a Catastrophe, a show I loved unabashedly and enjoyed more with repeat viewings that’s exactly what happens with in the first five minutes. It was during that initial fight that I fell in love with Catastrophe once again. Sharon (Sharon Horgan) and Rob (Rob Delaney) are fighting about the inane things couples fight about, starting with small annoyances (Sharon putting her legs on Rob) and then escalating into Rob wanting to leave the house but unable to because the car is parked too far away. It’s that moment when Rob tells Sharon that if she touches him, he will scream — as if a woman who is nine months pregnant will cause harm to a giant of a man like Rob. She smiles to herself in a way that totally encapsulates what Catastrophe is and why it’s so great. Love is strange and mean and beautiful and Catastrophe so perfectly shows each and every one facet of it.

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