Eight years after a mysterious virus kills everyone on earth, three dairy farmers – Alex (Ali Xue), Jaime (JJ Fong) and Pip (Pearl Lau) – meet in a cult organization called Wellness. They manage to create a functioning society without men and even create a reproductive protocol in which Lane (Tandy Wright), the leader of a respected organization, chooses the future mother from a lottery.
Jamie hopes to take part in this lottery;
She has had a rough time in the eight years since her husband and young son were killed by the virus. Of course, with the virus still around, she would also lose this baby if she had a son.
Alex was one of the few people who didn’t accept Lane’s philosophy; he not only laughed at them at the meeting, he humiliated Pip. But Linley (Brinley Stent), “Cuntstable”, Alex calls him, his relationship with Alex. But whether the Guardian was his lover or not, he still knew he needed to tie a ball of happiness around his neck.
Bliss Ball drugged him for five days in prison. But he left a note to himself – it’s not his first rodeo with a penalty – giving instructions on how to cut it.
Meanwhile, Pip, setting up a meeting for Lane, overhears Lane talking to the community doctor, who sounds like they’re talking about genetic engineering for newborns in the community. Jamie goes to work for her weekly orgasm but thinks of her dead husband, interested in what’s going on.
After Alex disappears after taking out the Bliss Ball, Pip and Jamie set out to find him. However, as they got into their truck, they hit something. At that point, Alex returns and finds the man they met. When he turned the man over, it turned out to be a man, the first they had seen in eight years.
Creamerie is one of those shows that’s hard to pin down for us:
While watching the first episode. Crafted from its three stars with Rosan Liang, the concept is easy to grasp: it’s a post-apocalyptic society of women. Who may not be what they seem will soon learn that not every man on earth has been destroyed as predicted. What’s hard to pin down in our minds is the show’s tone.
It looks like a comedy or maybe a drama. But the tone of the first episode is much more severe than we expected in the first scene (not the bloody part where the man dies, but the Wellness Society meeting). The idea is actually that the three dairy farmers are brothers? Are they friends at all? – Everyone has their view of how effective this society is. They had followed Lane’s philosophy to varying degrees, from Alex’s disobedience to Pip’s.
But aside from the occasional comment, like Alex blurting out the word “Unstable”, most of what happens is serious. This is different from saying the show is ridiculous; we’re saying that he’s not even trying to be funny for most of the first episode.
So when the show does something fun, the change in tone is more serious. The best dramas can go from serious to entertaining with ease. Creamerie seems to go the extra mile, at least for starters.
Why are we talking about it? Because we know there is comedy there, and Xue, Fong, Lau and Liang have made and participated in comedies in the past (Flat 3, Unboxed). Seeing the first episode so seriously left us a little confused.
Maybe like Bobby (Jay Ryan), the man the trio found:
Anyone involved in the story and looking for more surviving men will have funnier moments. But right now, the show left us a bit confused and uninvolved.
The pedigree behind Creamerie has us believing that the show will set the tone. But it seems that initially, the show the creators wanted to create. That didn’t turn out exactly the way they or their fans hoped.