Issa spoiler, guys!
If you’re yet to see the newly released premier episode of Skinny Girl in Transit season 4, then here is not where you should be but hey, you’re welcome to stay if you insist.
When the Season 4 teaser dropped last Friday, we shared our thoughts on it and kept our fingers crossed and hearts racing as we waited for episode 1. It’s here now and we have to confess that it’s not as ‘bomb’ as we hoped.
The Tiwa/Mide relationship is in full gear, there’s a new MD at the station and she’s not smiling, someone is about to get fired and almost nothing else. Here are 10 things we learned from episode 1:
- The pressure to marry is still very real in the Nigerian society and we see Tiwa already facing it on another level in this episode. Previous episodes saw her getting pressured into a relationship and now that she’s in one, mum wants a ring more than anything else.
- African mothers will forever be dramatic and although, Ngozi Nwosu’s portrayal of Tiwa’s mum is nearly perfect, we will never be able to relate to her love-hate relationship with the housemaid, Wosilat. Isn’t that character a little too exaggerated?
- Mide’s relationship with Tiwa has been touted as perfect but we’re genuinely worried it may be too good to be true. That restaurant scene where Mide is all insecure and unable to hide his jealousy may be the producers’ way of letting us into the death of the relationship. For now though, we’ll bask in their cuteness.
- Who else saw Bisola Aiyeola differently in this episode? It’s her first appearance as Didi since she came out of the Big Brother Naija house in April and yes, there was a certain glow to her.
- It’s clear that Hadiza’s character has been killed off and no, we’re not particularly pleased with how it was done. But for how much longer are we going to be without an antagonist on the show is what we ask. This whole ‘mushiness’ is certain to bore us out pretty soon.
And a bonus:
6. We’re glad the show is back but episode 1 did nothing for that thrill of excitement that ran through us last weekend. But we’re not about to give up, we’ll wait to see how the rest of the show pans out. If nothing, we’ll stick for the culture.
Watch the full episode, Happy Beginnings here:
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