Off the Map Review: "Smile. Don't Kill Anyone."

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It was another fun night in the jungle and the opening sequence of the latest Off The Map was breathtaking. I can’t get enough of these sunsets and waterfalls. It makes me understand why Lily would choose to wake up in a place where giant spiders share her pillow.

Smile. Don’t Kill Anyone” was more fun than I expected, even given the origin of the title - the text Lily’s fiancé sent her just before he was hit by a car and killed.

I completely understand Lily holding onto that text for months but it was nice that Ben helped her realize she didn’t need to hold onto it forever.

A Doctor Time Out Scene

Otis and Ben survey the local scene.

I found the anaconda storyline both light-hearted and horrifying.

I had nightmares about giant snakes as a kid so that may explain my horrified reaction but it was fun to see the doctors take it all in stride. When they were crossing the river I kept wondering if the snake would react to the water and swim away.

It was unfortunate for the patient that I was right.

The proposal scene just before surgery was sweet. I wonder if every episode of Off The Map will have at least one heartfelt moment like this.

Mina is still my favorite character.  She gets some of the best lines in the show. 

I loved her growing annoyance with Ryan’s bubbly personality. Yet, I also enjoyed it when Ryan put her in her place after Bruno died. Whereas Tommy has a problem dealing with cultural differences, Mina simply has a problem relating to people.

As for Tommy, I found his story the least entertaining. I’m no medical expert, but I find it hard to believe he could make that girl’s scar disappear in one afternoon no matter how brilliant his plastic surgery skills.

I’m also hoping we get to see more of Otis and Zee soon. I wish we could have followed along on their walk on the beach.

Are there any medical professionals out there who can tell me if I’m correct about Tommy’s scar surgery? Should Lily have ditched her phone? How long do you think it will be before we see a Ben and Lily hookup? Or do you think he’ll end up back with Ryan?

So far I’m finding Off The Map a fun new adventure, as long as I don’t take it too seriously. How about you? Comments are welcome!

Smile. Don't Kill Anyone. Review

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Off the Map Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

I find it the height of irony that he's the one acting like a whore and we're the ones bathing like hookers.

Mina

Lily: I could never get naked in public like that, all Jane of the Jungle.
Mina: Please, stay your control freak self. I can't handle more naked people.