I’ve been obsessed with this serial over the last week; when I wasn’t working, eating, going to a Florence + the Machine concert, dying my hair— you know the gist of it, I was working my way through Will & Patrick’s adventures and I seriously couldn’t spare time to work through reviews. So, I thought why not just do a rapid mini-sesh review round?
Will & Patrick Do the Holidays
This episode things…heat up and when you read this episode’s title, well, read into it a little *wink.* This serial has a lot going for it; the way that diabetes is prominent and consistent, talk of addiction and mental abuse, the past having a tight grip on the decisions the Patterson family makes, the skewed view sex and love has on this family. I could go on and on, and so Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths infused this serial about a light-hearted trope with so many tangible and hard issues. It’s clear that Ryan is an asshole, and abusive asshole and Will and has been conditioned to excuse his behavior, something that Patrick is not letting go without comment. This episode though Will might finally open his eyes to who Ryan is and what he has been doing to him. After, well something I’ve been waiting for finally happened and it was amazing.
Will & Patrick Fight Their Feelings
Will & Patrick are getting it on and for once Will isn’t with someone who shames him for having sexual feelings. The thing that gets me angry with Ryan is that although it’s okay to be asexual you have to talk with your partner about it and see if you’re both on the same page. Blake & Griffiths paced this serial so well that every character seems three-dimensional. The reader gets to know each character throughout the series and it never feels as if the series drags for a six part series. In this episode Will and Patrick are exploring their new found chemistry and they can’t get enough of each other. But the thing is that they’re both amazing guys, they getting to know each other and might be falling in love. Patrick, though, has never been in love, has never wanted to. And Will, he just got out of a abusive relationship and is finally finding out who he is, has finally wanted to stand up for himself. This episode completely did me in.
Will & Patrick Meet the Mob
The deal with this serial is that Blake & Griffiths write the ending with the intention and motivation that you’ll have to read the next. You’re there reading along, absolutely engrossed and then you flip the page and there’s this announcement to wait for the next installment and you scream because no you need to know what happens next and exiting out and opening the other book is taking to much time. Will & Patrick Fight Their Feelings ends in the most exciting of parts and it continues to one of the most hilarious and enjoyable episode. Though every episode is like that.Patrick is still my fav, but Will has is just as amazing, if a little hard on himself. Slowly, you find out how toxic his mother and uncle and father have been towards his in regard to sex and love and just not trusting him and as such letting him fall pray to Ryan. But the true focus of this episode, and all, is Will and Patrick growing closer and falling for each other. I completely loved how they were with each other, they were so sweet and romantic and just so healthy. Patrick is always making sure he test himself, and Will basically had Patrick wrapped around his fingers. And then the ending came and my heart just about broke….
Will & Patrick’s Happy Ending
You want to know what makes this serial enjoyable? It’s that although it is six episodes long, six novels, it never dragged, it never created drama for the sake of drama. There was never angst and miscommunication (yeah, it didn’t read like that). Instead, it all progressed swimmingly. See, the reader has seen, read, felt, Will and Patrick falling in love. We all know they truly love for each other. This one was one of the hardest episodes for me. I’ve made my love of Patrick no secret, and I was feeling like Jenny, ready to tear Will’s head off.
The thing is that although I wanted to be angry at Will, I couldn’t, no one could or should feel angry at him. He was exceptionally mature about his needs and wants. And the thing is that Owen, oh man, Owen, didn’t help matters most. I’m still confused about that, and I wish the ending could had clarified that. Instead, I got it from the most left-field character of all. Sex is normal, being horny and wanting your partner throughout the day is normal. So is not wanting to have sex. But Will hasn’t had a good shoulder for a long time and he needs to come to terms with everything. He needs to know that he is free to choose, the he is choosing. In all, everything was done and handled amazingly. Except Owen, sorry, still bitter over here.
In this episode I raged, I cried, I swooned, I cheered, I fell in love. The ending was so cute, everything was cute. Conclusion? This serial will give you major feelings and will give you the BIGGEST bookhangover ever.
What am I going to do now?