The Big Door Prize continues to build a solid cast of characters, but it feels like we are accomplishing less each episode.
Three episodes into The Big Door Prize, and it feels like we have a long ways to go. The show has been really good so far, but the dwindling amount of content has me concerned for future episodes.
Episode 3 follows Jacob Kovac, played by Sammy Fourlas, as he deals with the death of his brother and the revelation of his ‘life potential’. Jacob is a timid young man, who has had to step up in life since the death of his mother a few years ago. This has had repercussions on every aspect of this life and many of his relationships. We also meet Jacob’s father in this episode, who is clearly struggling.
I am really enjoying the plot of the show so far, and still think it has potential to be great. The thing I’m struggling with so far is the drop off in content as we go along. The episodes are getting slightly shorter each time, but they feel significantly shorter. It wasn’t so bad for episode 2, but I really felt like episode 3 was lacking content. It moved very quickly, and I feel like I knew way more about Dusty’s story after episode 1 than I do about Jacob after episode 3.
Our surround cast of character continue to be really solid, with Cass and Jacob being my favourites in this one. Dusty continues to be an annoying character that adds to the plot, but could go next episode and I wouldn’t mind. His grating attitude just bother me to my core, and I cringe watching him. Don’t get me wrong, Chris O’Dowd is doing a good job with this role, but the character himself is driving me nuts.
We see some interesting moments in Episode 3, but overall it was a meh episode. The Big Door Prize continues to grow and develop into a show I am quite enjoying, but episode 3 felt like it was only half done. More content was needed to fill in the 30 minutes, even though the episode does reveal two cliffhangers near the end.
The Big Door Prize Episode 3: Jacob – 8.0/10