- Pandemic Pillow Talk (series 2022) review: Summer Moore’s nutty and funny nine-episode web series revolves around the difficulties of dating during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic Pillow Talk (series 2022) review: The humorous pitfalls of modern dating in times of COVID-19
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has given us pause to consider various conditions connected to our existence as a species. Some of us have made movies/series about them.
I caught two that I liked, a nine-episode web series and a documentary: Summer Moore’s Pandemic Pillow Talk and Sasha Levinson’s Sylvie of the Sunshine State. The former is funny and features a little star power; the latter is more introspective and features a cute nine-year-old girl and her equally cute 70-year-old grandmother.
Both are worth a watch.
‘Hilariously infectious’ Zoom dates
Available on YouTube, the nine-episode comedy web series Pandemic Pillow Talk is nutty fun.
Shot completely on iPhones mostly by performers who were sequestered as we all were, this series about modern dating during a pandemic – which, as it turns out, isn’t much different than just plain old modern dating – involves electronic devices as well as strong connections.
Laid out as a series of Zoom dates between a young woman, Mackenzie (creator/costar Summer Moore), and a number of would-be paramours, each Pandemic Pillow Talk episode features her meeting potential lock-down partners to feel each other out – since feeling each other up might be deadly.
Mackenzie’s Zoom dates are bombed by either her mother Bertha (Eliza Roberts) or her dad Buck (Star 80 and The Expendables veteran Eric Roberts), who generally get along with the various men better than their daughter does. At other times, her Zoom dates bomb her other Zoom dates. The results are often hilariously infectious if you’ll forgive the pandemic pun.
Pandemic Pillow Talk (series 2022) cast & crew
Creator: Summer Moore.
Screenplay: Summer Moore.
Summer Moore … Mackenzie (9 episodes, 2022)
Eliza Roberts … Bertha (4 episodes, 2022)
Eric Roberts … Buck (2 episodes, 2022)
Joseph Scott Ford … Riley (2 episodes, 2022)
Brian Gross … Archer (1 episode, 2022)
Taisha Monique Clark … Cinnamon (1 episode, 2022)
Hank Doughan … Kellan (1 episode, 2022)
Kate Benton … The Shadow (1 episode, 2022)
Matthew Palumbo … Ryan (1 episode, 2022)
Ali Zahiri … Dylan (1 episode, 2022)
Mark McClain Wilson … Jack (1 episode, 2022)
Jean-Francois Poirier … Nico (1 episode, 2022)
Brendan Healy … Chillax (1 episode, 2022)
Perry Daniel … Wife (1 episode, 2022)
Phillip Daniel … Da Man (1 episode, 2022)
Aris Alvarado … Wallace (1 episode, 2022)
Eric Davis … Damon (1 episode, 2022)
Josh Odsess-Rubin … Vince (1 episode, 2022)
Jeronimo Henao … Jesus (1 episode, 2022)
Josh Beren … Treven (1 episode, 2022)
Craig Cox … Harry (1 episode, 2022)
Isaac Wayne … Miles (1 episode, 2022)
Joshua R. Pangborn … Clarence (1 episode, 2022)
Production Company: Single and Ready to Mingle Productions.
Country: United States.
“Pandemic Pillow Talk (Series 2022)” notes
Pandemic Pillow Talk is a spin-off of Summer Moore’s 2016 short As in Kevin, in which she also plays Mackenzie and Josh Beren plays Treven.
Pandemic Pillow Talk series credits via the IMDb.
See also: Alrik Bursell’s “wickedly smart” multiverse sci-fi thriller The Alternate.
Pandemic Pillow Talk movie poster: Single and Ready to Mingle Productions.
“Pandemic Pillow Talk (Series 2022): COVID Dating Woes” last updated in April 2023.