Partner Track Review
Recently I have fallen down a hole being the Suits tv show, I have really enjoyed the show thus far and so when I saw a new Netflix show come to the platform that is based around a young woman wanting to become partner at her firm and dealing with all the trials and tribulations of that I knew it was something that I wanted to watch, however actually watching it was really frustrating and underwhelming.
Partner Track follows Ingrid, a young associate who wants to be made partner in her law firm. She is doing everything in her power to make sure that this happens including not always being the nicest or most honest person. However because it’s a woman led TV show, there has to be more complexities to it than just her having to deal with being a woman in a very male-centric workforce, and thus we begin the tale of her love triangle with one of her coworkers, and a wonderful man that really she should have chosen.
Ingrid has a wonderful meet cute with a guy called Nick who turns out to be super rich and super handsome and just all round a really lovely guy, the only red flag with him being that he wants to move quite quickly. But there is trouble in paradise when Ingrid meets one of her coworkers, Jeff, who is a guy that she had a one night stand with after a wedding and even though when he first meets her he acts all aloof we soon find out that he remembers that encounter and thus the sparks begin to fly again.
In my opinion the love triangle storyline really sours the rest of the show for me, I just do not care, I am here to watch lawyers being lawyers and I want to see the graft and efforts that Ingrid has to put in not only being woman but also an Asian woman that’s a minority in white America. While the show does touch on this in some ways it really doesn’t do it to the level that I would have personally wanted. It’s such a shame because I think the show could be so good so why do we always need a romance element to it? For me, I don’t care, I don’t care about the characters will they won’t they storylines, I care about the nitty-gritty of being in a law firm and rising against the competition.
Thankfully in the end we do see Ingrid become this incredible person until the veil of her wonderful Jeff Murphy, her now main love interest, is shattered by the fact that he was the one that seems to have sold her out. There’s a lot of intricate moments that I’m referencing here but I don’t want to give too much away if you want to watch it. My opinion is very biased against the show because it just didn’t excite me so if you want to watch it, please do, and I hope I haven’t given too many spoilers away here. And of course there is a cliffhanger at the end that clearly shows that Netflix wants to create a season 2 for the show but personally I won’t be watching.
Overall I began watching this show referencing it as a Suits / The Bold Type merger where you have the law side of Suits coming into play as well as all of the drama and fun that the women bring to The Bold Type. I really enjoyed both of these shows so it’s a shame that when they came together in a marriage of Partner Track it really fell short and and just didn’t do it for me.
I’m sick and tired of storylines where women have to have love interest to make it interesting. I’m sick and tired of harder hitting storylines taking a backseat because Netflix don’t want to go too deep into it. And based on a TV show creation standpoint as well there were so many inconsistencies with the edits that made it very hard to watch and felt quite bumpy. There were parts where the people talking their lips didn’t move with what they were saying because obviously it was a different take being used, and the use of CGI and fakeness in the show really detracted from the realness of what it was talking about. Overall I’m glad I watched the show, I’m glad I got to the end, but it’s definitely not one I will be continuing or would recommend to anyone else.
What do you think of Partner Track?
Until next time.