Episode 2 picks off where we started, but follows Cass around instead of Dusty. I like Cass a lot more than Dusty, and that alone made this an even better episode.
The Big Door Prize continues to be a pretty good TV show after two episodes. You can check out my review of episode 1 here. The second episode focuses a lot more on character development and exploring Cass’s story, instead of setting up the world around our characters.
Cass, played by Gabrielle Dennis, is an artist, with a touch for making things that can be sold in town. She’s a much freer spirit when compared to Dusty and wants more from her life. Episode 2 really delves into who Cass is and why she feels the way she does about the life potential she receives from MORPHO.
I thought the episode was really good at establishing a lot of details about a few of our characters in a short period of time. Not only did we learn lots about Cass, episode 2 was used to show how MORPHO is starting to affect Deerfield. I think the utilization of one character per episode, while also showing parts of the larger story is working quite nicely at the beginning of the show.
It keeps the episodes engaging, and I don’t find myself drifting from the show. The details and the set-up are done in such a manner that it keeps you curious and excited about what is coming next.
Cass, as mentioned above, is the main character in this episode, and it’s a much different episode than the first in terms of tone. Dusty is a lot more down about life, closed in, and hesitant to change. Cass, on the other hand, is open and curious, although resentful of where she is in life. I found this episode was a lot more enjoyable to casually watch, even if it didn’t have as much going on as episode 1 did.
All in all, The Big Door Prize continues to intrigue me, 2 episodes in. The idea behind the show is really cool, and with 8 episodes to go, there is room for some crazy stuff to occur.
The Big Door Prize Episode 2: Cass – 8.6/10