Six episodes into the second season of “Faking It,” and the show is currently doing a mixture of great things, and also things that you can telegraph from a mile away.
First of all, let’s start with this: The last episode of the fall will almost surely involve Amy and Liam’s secret getting out. If it happens earlier, we’ll be gobsmacked. The show does not do a whole lot that really makes it unpredictable most of the time. For example, it made sense that Amy would get a new love interest in Reagan (Yvette Montreal) at this point. She had finally let Karma go so that she could date Liam, which to her made her realize that it was time to give something else a try.
Meanwhile, it was pretty predictable that Liam’s problems with commitment would come back up, and these almost felt out of character. We’re not saying that Liam is perfect or endgame for Karma by any means, but if you are willing to make an entire piece of art that is her name, wouldn’t you be okay with calling her a girlfriend? We don’t quite get that, or some of Liam’s moves in general sometimes. To us, the biggest problem with the relationship is that everything comes too easy for him, and for us to get behind the character more, even in the short-term, there needs to be a challenge for him to be with Karma.
On the fun-but-silly side, we had a very random appearance from Fifth Harmony singing boy band songs for pretty much no reason at all. It was mostly just there so that you could say “oh, it’s Fifth Harmony” while smiling.
There are still funny lines (which were mostly Lauren’s) on the show right now, and the main characters and performances are endearing. That, for now, is “Faking It’s” greatest charm. However, we’re starting to feel like many of these middle episodes are blending in a way they didn’t in the first season, and we’d like to get back to the school setting a little more. Grade: B-.
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