by Lisa McKeown
MacLeod’s character is bubbly but also brutally honest: “If I feel annoyed at the state of the world there’s usually a reason: the state of the world is annoying.” The structure of the show is both seductive and confessional, as MacLeod demonstrates by way of her shoe obsession the double bind that contemporary women find themselves in, encapsulated both literally and figuratively in stilettos. They are both the source of our confidence and our vulnerability. What does one do with that? How do we discover happiness in a world of creepy cat-calls and insecurity and no sense of purpose? Well, MacLeod’s character might just have a few answers.