Personally, I have never believed in psychics. I feel like sure, there is fate, but the future is just going to happen and what’s the use of trying to figure out what’s there? Stress? Do you like stress?
Hulu’s new show Maggie stars Rebecca Rittenhouse, as Maggie. She’s a psychic, who can definitely see the future for others, but seeing her own, that’s a different story. Now, full disclosure we’ve liked Rittenhouse in several roles, but became die hard fans in Four Weddings And A Funeral. So her being in a new show, we were of course going to watch.
Now, setting ourselves up to watch this, we weren’t sure what to expect, but after watching one episode, we knew one thing for sure – this is not a show about a psychic, this is a romantic comedy.
At a party, Maggie meets Ben (David Del Rio), and their banter is what we will definitely hold as a benchmark for all that try to hit on us in the future. Ben is charismatic, fun, and quick witted. He’s an all around 10 (no jokes from the online trend her).
But Maggie, she’s distant and closed off. She’s accepted that her life will be a life alone. She wants it that way. She doesn’t want to open herself to things going bad, to heart break, to wasting time. But there is something about Ben that seems to make her push him away.
Then again we haven’t seen her really with anyone else, so like it is what it is. In this humble (or not) writers opinion, it’s because Rittenhouse and Del Rio have on screen chemistry that you believe in Maggie and Ben from the beginning. When you have characters that are perfectly cast, the viewer is quicker to go all in.
And I am all in. From the moment he starts talking to her when she’s petting the dog, I am 100% all in.
It seems that the only person who isn’t all in is Maggie, but that’s more out of fear than anything else. Yet, it’s her psychic (apparently, psychics have psychics) that sets her on the road to taking a second to stop and think. Possibly loosen up a bit. Angel (Ray Ford) feels like a completely different type of psychic than Maggie. He’s not going to let his gift stop him from living his best life. He seems to be the only person that can really get through to Maggie, and I feel like that’s because she knows that he understands.
Maggie ends up trying to live in the moment, realizing that she should just embrace what she saw and loosen up. It’s going out with her friend, and of course Ben is there. The future is just going to happen, we all know this. What I love seeing also is that Maggie accepts his offer for drinks and has a great time with him, and his sister and brother-in-law. Amy (Angelique Cabral) and her husband Dave (Leonardo Nam) are an entertaining balance to the show. Amy is somewhat famous and her husband appreciates a good pharmaceutical. Personally, I can respect both.
It’s Maggie and Ben that steal the scene though, the way he looks at her and the way that she can appreciate his glances. The two end up heading back to his place, where everything goes great. They are having fun, talking, eating, and hey nothing wrong with a good one night stand.
Yet, that next morning, when he’s made coffee for her and they are sitting there talking, I almost got too comfortable, thinking that I was getting my ship so quick. It’s as if I wasn’t thinking things through, because I should have known that wasn’t going to happen. We need to work for these things.
And work we will, because Maggie sees that what she thought she saw was wrong. What she saw was Ben marrying someone else.
What I love the most about this scene is that it’s relatable. Maggie seeing the person that she wanted to be with, with someone else, is something we all can relate to. It’s painful and it’s crushing, but it’s also such a part of life and something that we all run from.
But here’s the thing about running away from things. You can’t outrun life forever. You definitely can’t outrun fate, even though you’d want to. At least, I believe that and Ben being the person that rents part of her parents duplex… well, that’s life running right back at you.
When Maggie left Ben’s place, he was crushed. He called it “penis crushed” to be exact. I felt for both of them at that moment. It’s just seeing them run back into each other and him moving in with his girlfriend?
Ben, don’t make me hate you when I like you.
Jessie (Chloe Bridges) is Ben’s girlfriend and she seems so kind and fun. But she is oblivious and everyone is trying to keep it quiet that Ben and Maggie ever knew each other. But what bothers me is that Ben lets Maggie get hurt, but then again, I can also see that Ben was thrown off and there is a tinge of that hurt that he had shown the day Maggie left.
But then there’s the dick move. And what is the dick move? He framed the fortune from their night together and told his girlfriend that it was about her. SAY WHAT? Like does the sanctity of a one night stand mean nothing to you passing something that was supposed to be important to you and Maggie off as something for your girlfriend? No. Not okay.
Like just no.
I think we can all understand that Maggie wanted to stay away from this situation, because it is a lot to deal with. Like truthfully, how’s she supposed to deal with this? The heart is definitely allowed to hurt.
And I think that we would all understand if she went off there.
But she didn’t. She instead tried to keep to herself and then when that didn’t work, she kept everything in, making sure Ben was okay first and foremost.
But here’s the thing, does anyone think that this is even close to being over? Na. We’ve found a ship here, and we’re sticking with it.
Maggie and Ben are endgame. Sorry, not sorry.
- Maggie accidentally breaking up a wedding by reading someones future, and seeing her with the guy (but not knowing that he was engaged) made me believe that she’s psychic. But that’s because from the beginning of the show they don’t treat being psyhic as a reality. I like that they make us believe in her vs. making us question her.
- Maggies psychic and his love for fiber… we feel you. Way to maintain a healthy gut.
- Maggies parents Jack (Chris Elliott) and Maria (Kerri Kenney) are subtly hilarious. Also – the fact that the two can’t hide anything from their daughter – the way that sucks for them but entertains me.
- Seriously, we need people to look at us the way that Ben looks at Maggie. That’s goals.