Continuing with their experimental formats, Holly and Ethan decide to “free ball” this week’s episode. They start things off with Ethan’s rant about buzzwords before transitioning into holly’s long running interaction with “Gym Guy”. Things don’t go according to plan and the duo comes to find out that two Hollys are not better than one.
Holly has been having issues convincing would-be suitors that she’s not interested in them romantically. For one reason or another, they just aren’t getting the message, which prompts a discussion about what it takes to end the pursuit. Along the way, things get weird and Ethan begins to worry that Holly has inadvertently created a cult of serial killers, which is something that benefits no one (except true crime writers).
Gender roles as defined for the last million years have opened up quite a bit in the last few decades. Women can be the bread winners, men can take on the domestic responsibilities and both can be equally convinced that they’re the sex that’s actually “in charge”. Yet for every new opportunity comes a new opportunity for confusion, especially in the realm of relationships.
In this episode, Holly and Ethan discuss whether or not it’s proper for women to approach men and for men to be approachable in terms of starting relationships, making the first move and initiating “monkey business”. Holly is worried that she appears desperate while Ethan is intimidated by the girl with the “bitch face”. Both get distracted with praising “Sex in the City” until they pull it together and do their best to come to a conclusion.
In this week’s episode, Holly and Ethan discuss the “friend zone“, a zone that sounds really cool but actually isn’t. Since both have been in the driver and passenger seat of the bus headed straight towards the friend-zone, they’ve decided to dig into the matter in hopes of preventing heartache and passive aggressive Facebook posts. Holly takes a direct approach when dealing with the friend zone while Ethan ends up sounding like an asshole. Both come away better people (though it didn’t last long).
It’s worth noting that it was not our intention to release this episode three days before Valentine’s Day, though it did work out quite nicely that way.