The final two episodes of the first season of Made for Love are arguably the most emotional. There has been a gradual change over Hazel as the show has progressed. She has gone from a frenzied escapee who has little concern for others to someone who is trying to live a normal life.
Hazel’s relationship with her father Herbert (Ray Romano) is a major part of episodes seven and eight. The two have a lot of baggage and there is a constant back and forth between the two. The pair relentlessly switch between being angry with each other and trying to repair their relationship.
It is an interesting dynamic. Made for Love does not cast either person as unwilling to listen. Both of them are just trying to figure how they fit into each other’s lives. This leads to some great moments between the two. Each breakthrough seems like a momentous success; each outburst is filled with passion and honesty.
Everything culminates in a twisting season finale that is filled with intensity. There are a number of scenes that highlight how Hazel and Herbert are trying to rebuild what they once had. By the end of Made for Love, viewers will have experienced – and be left with – a myriad of feelings.
Milioti shows off her range as the debut season comes to a close. Earlier episodes have highlighted her great comedic timing. Hazel is still a funny character, but there are some heartfelt interactions that provide greater insight. Her conversation with her would be ex-husband is one of the best parts of the entire show.
Gogol continues to be the perfect yang to Hazel’s yin. His overall attitude has not changed much over the course of Made for Love. He is still arrogant, controlling, and egotistical. He can even be unintentionally funny. However, each episode has also seen just how evil and uncaring he can be. The final moments are the perfect indicator of how single minded Gogol is.
HBO Max’s Made for Love gets better with each part. The first season introduced some interesting characters while tackling themes of greed, independence, and love. It is filled with great performances and has an ending that will stay with anyone who sees it.
Made for Love is streaming on HBO Max
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