Drama Critique: The L.A. Complex
The L.A. Complex is a relatively new drama broadcast on the CW network. Now in its second season, the show has quickly become a favorite of mine as well as many critics, being referred to as the CW network’s “hidden gem.” The show’s main characters are: Abby Vargas (Cassie Steele), Sean Dugan/Kaldrick King (Andra Fuller), Connor Lake (Jonathan Patrick Moore), Nick Wagner (Joe Dinicol), and Raquel Westbrook (Jewel Staite). Abby Vargas is a young Canadian girl in her early twenties who packs up a single bag and moves to L.A. in hopes of becoming a successful actress. Abby has fallen into and out of the arms of a couple of the main characters, including Nick and Connor; Abby was even involved in a recurring threesome among fellow cast members of a Christian show, but she is now involved with and suddenly married to a charming soldier, Gray, who is soon shipping out to duty. Sean Dugan, better known by his stage name Kaldrick King is a successful rapper, in his mid-20s, living the high life, but struggling with being a closeted homosexual and the pressures introduced by his fame, wealth, success, and rough past. Kal is struggling to be in a healthy relationship with a new interest, lawyer Christopher Taylor, because of the guilty scars left from his violent attack on ex-boyfriend, Tariq. Connor Lake is a British actor who has just landed the star role in a new medical drama, but is deeply struggling with issues of abandonment, childhood abuse, and self-mutilation. Connor’s sister was just been reintroduced into his life after so many years of his having no family, and almost as suddenly as she entered, she has now exited his life, having introduced Connor to a cult, the Church of Scienetics Nick Wagner is a struggling comedian who seems to have the worst of luck in relationships and being successful with the startup of his career in entertainment. He is the “nice guy,” best friend to just about everyone but never the boyfriend,...
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