BEDTIME STORIES episode 7: The Perfect Man

Lisa Throw

Written by Tony Cochran and directed by Rebecca Lord

In this episode, Lisa Throw stars as Maria, Belle’s (Kim Sill) latest client. She’s had bad luck with men, everyone she meets is good in some ways but bad in others, so now she wants to meet “The Perfect Man.”

Belle immediately sets her up with Ken (David Usher) and the two go upstairs and have sex. The next morning Maria confides in Belle that although the sex with Ken was the best she’d ever had, after talking to him she just didn’t think he was her type. So Belle says she’ll keep looking for her. Maria suggests that Belle talk to Maria’s best friend and roommate, Ted (Danny Pape), because he knows Maria better than anyone. Belle asks Maria why nothings ever happened between her and Ted, and Maria insists it’s because they’re too good friends for that.

I’ll just stop right there and say, you all know where this is going, right?

I mean, come on. Two platonic friends, looking elsewhere for love. The minute I saw this conversation, before they’d even introduced Ted on screen, I knew Maria and Ted would end up together. And, yes, that is just what happens.

First there’s the typical detour in the story. Ted reveals that his girlfriend just dumped him, so Maria begs Belle (who says she doesn’t typically accept male clients) to find him the perfect woman. So we get a scene where Belle introduces him to a woman named Leila (Darby Daniels) and they have sex. But that doesn’t work out, and Belle finally convinces Maria and Ted to get together. The End

Like I said, the story was typical and predictable. The sex scenes were okay, but none of the actors has any strong chemistry. And while Danny Pape was fine in his role, Lisa Throw was not the most believable actress. So, overall, just an average episode.

Chacebook rating: 3 STARS

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