Whiskey was right, women hate hate hate beta males
The E! Online review of Big Little Lies E04 written by Lauren Piester, who sounds like a woman to me:
2. Ed is also a bit of a creep. “I love sweat on women” is not the way to greet your wife’s ex-husband’s new wife, dude.
Ed is not being intentionally creepy, he’s just too much of a nerd to say or do something cool in the presence of a sexy woman. (The show assumes that he finds sweaty slim-and-toned scantily-clad half-black women with tattoos sexy.)
The woman who wrote this review is unable to have any empathy at all for Ed whose wife is using him as a big wallet to support her expensive lifestyle while she from time-to-time cheats on him with the theatre director. Ms. Piester hates hates hates beta males. But she has nothing bad to say about the theatre director for coming onto Madeline, because he’s good looking and sexy.
Meanwhile, mega-jerk Eric Northman gets to have hot sex with his hot faithful wife after he knocks her around a bit (which happens every episode). Eric Northman is only described as “the worst” by Ms. Piester, not at all creepy or anything like that. One almost gets the feeling that she just feels obligated to say something bad about Eric Northman because, you know, he does beat up his wife every episode, but secretly she has the hots for him so she can’t muster up anything that sounds like real outrage.