An overheard conversation regarding last week’s almost pornographic episode:
“Oh, did you watch last night’s Underbelly?”
“Nah, I’ve already given up on the show.”
Yes, Channel Nine knows what its audience wants – Gracie Gilbert naked – and it delivers again quickly, showing flashes of her nude form in otherwise unrelated scenes. Only a few minutes into the episode we get a scene with Ida in a convent that teases at becoming a lesbian scene, then hints at full frontal nudity before simply focusing its attention on Gracie’s graceful grapefruits, her bountiful breasts, her tremendous tits.
The rest of the episode has some merit, too, despite Gracie keeping her clothes on for the last half hour. For example, I liked how wannabe-hitman Joe Cotter’s idealized fantasy of how his assassination would go down was portrayed in “old-timey film” that suited the setting, and hinted at the “Squizzy makes a film” subplot to come (plus: random Hannah Gadsby cameo!). Unfortunately that subplot was demonstrative of the show’s lack of direction; it shed little light on Squizzy’s character (we’re already aware he’s vain and jealous) and was apparently included simply because it was something that happened to the real Squizzy.