I’m A Virgo Season 1 Review – Amazon Original’s absurdist comedy falls flat

Season 1

Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 2 -| Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 3 -| Review Score – 2/5
Episode 4 -| Review Score – 1.5/5
Episode 5 -| Review Score – 1.5/5
Episode 6 -| Review Score – 1/5
Episode 7 -| Review Score – 1.5/5

The viewers enter the life of Cootie, a 13-foot-tall man, throughout the absurdist comedy-drama, I’m A Virgo currently airing on Prime Video. Cootie has spent all of his life alone. His parents are concerned that if he enters the outside world, he is going to be viewed as an evildoer and his situation won’t turn out well. Cootie grows weary of the rules by the age of 19. He befriends a couple of teens, and they introduce him to the outside world.

Cootie initially has a utopian perspective on life. However, when he leaves the house, he discovers that things are more complicated. He experiences a significant transformation by the finale of season 1 and has a very different perspective on the world than he had.

The premiere episode of I’m A Virgo does a good job of setting up the plot and introducing us to it. The main character, who has spent his entire life living in his home due to his unusual height, is introduced to the audience. In addition, there are hints of absurdist humor in this episode, which is truly incredible.

As the show goes on though, it hints that the series is a critique of capitalism. Although it makes an effort to criticize capitalism, its viewpoint and arguments are weak and it lacks sound reasoning. The show as a whole is rather strange as without even offering a convincing argument, it attempts to emotionally justify absurd ideas like free healthcare.

Additionally, the show doesn’t make a point because the situations it presents are far from reality. Episode 6 of I’m A Virgo presents the antagonist’s half-baked viewpoint, which they naturally make unreasonable. Even the antagonist’s mother is criticizing her son’s position. If you stop to think about it, rules aren’t always bad because they bring order to a world that would otherwise be chaotic.

Season 1 of I’m A Virgo falls short of presenting both sides of the argument fairly and letting the viewers decide which is stronger. Instead, it makes an effort to discredit the opposing viewpoint and position.

The final episode of the Amazon Original show continues its trend of presenting weak and biased arguments. The main conflict is conveniently resolved. Even worse, the finale is underwhelming and provides limited resolution to the current subplots. Additionally, the end feels extremely rushed.

The Amazon Original show tells viewers a coming-of-age tale that analyses the paradoxes in the world by showcasing the elegance of genre storytelling. The show makes an effort to look into social issues by means of fantasy. It keeps making flimsy arguments though. It doesn’t take into account the viewpoint of the other side because it reduces the opposing side to a straw man, giving it an inhumane position from the very beginning.

You can compare this show to George Orwell’s Animal Farm to see how awful it is. Animal Farm, in contrast to this series, is a critique of communism. You’ll see, though, that the novel fairly presents both points of view. On the other hand, I’m A Virgo consistently presents inadequate arguments and keeps portraying the opposing viewpoint as being extremely weak, which is a poor way to think and create a show.

The show does have stunning visuals that are sure to amaze you and the actors are outstanding. But while it has potential as an amazing absurdist comedy, it turns out to be a one-sided look at capitalism. It makes an effort to describe things using metaphors. It’s challenging to take its argument seriously though, because it’s so biased. The show’s political stance also overshadows its plot, which is a real letdown.

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  • Verdict - 3/10

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