Easy Review: Toy Dealing Too Many Toys On The Streets.

3.5

Summary

Easy Season 3, Episode 7, “Number One Seller”, is a straightforward and a slyly metaphoric episode about hustling on the streets.

This review of Easy Season 3, Episode 7, “Number One Seller” contains spoilers. The third season of Easy is going to be the final to land on Netflix. You can read our recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.


Toys are a tough business, apparently. Easy Season 3, Episode 7, “Number One Seller”, opens up a story about two friends who have formed a partnership to sell cheap toys at the park, despite not having the license to do so. It’s a low illegal, less risky activity, but Easy gives the impression that it is a high-balling money game, which is why at the start of Episode 7, Scrap demands 50% of the profits, and when he rejects the increase of share, he decides to toy deal on his own.

The concept sounds atrociously silly and airs as a metaphor for drug dealing; Episode 7 sees the rise, fall and rise again of the toy business as Scrap takes on the parks on his own, eventually recruiting his own street dealer to help him make more sales. The money goes to his head reasonably quickly, splashing it all at a strip club at countless women, despite his friend Cool begging him not to waste all their hard work.

Episode 7 shows Scrap’s desperation as he begs the reseller for credit, and has to give him his gold chain instead. “Number One Seller” is markedly a smoke screen for another story.

Scrap spends the rest of Episode 7 trying to recoup his losses and start again, but eventually, he is forced to reunite with his old partner, and bring Cool with him. “Number One Seller” is a simple, straightforward chapter of Easy Season 3but one that could have prospered from slightly more drama, as at times it suffered from feeling two-dimensional.


You can read the review of the eighth episode by clicking these words.

Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.

2 thoughts on “Easy Review: Toy Dealing

  • May 23, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    Easy has let me down! The one episode they make about black people, they are street sellers, strippers and perpetuating all the negative stereotypes placed on black people.

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    • June 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm
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      Just because it didn’t take into consideration your feelings doesn’t mean the narrative doesn’t happen

      Reply

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