'Sex/Life': Is Billie's marriage just a rebound? Cooper was a life raft after breakup with Brad
'Sex/Life' centers around a suburban mother of two Billie Mann (Sarah Shahi) who seems to have it all. Two beautiful children, a husband who looks like a Ken doll and a beautiful home in the suburbs. But while she may seem to have the perfect life, does she have the perfect sex life? Well not so much. Her husband Cooper (Mike Vogel) is a good guy, but perhaps too good for Billie's liking considering it seems like her bad boy ex Brad (Adam Demos) is the one who gave Billie the best sex of her life.
When Brad and Billie broke up, Billie, in a voice-over on the show, describes it as her own personal apocalypse. As her best friend Sasha (Margaret Odette) reminds Billie when she starts to fantasize about Brad again, Billie post her breakup with Brad literally had to be peeled off the floor for weeks on end. If shows on the struggles of keeping romance alive while married with kids appeals to you, then 'Good Girls', 'Breeders' and 'Workin Moms' should also make your watch list.
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Considering that we see that Billie meets Cooper just after her apocalyptic breakup with Brad, it does come to mind that perhaps Billie in an attempt to forget Brad, entered a rebound relationship with Brad. A rebound that turns into an eight-year marriage may not be standard, but we can see why Cooper after a bad breakup with the security and stability that he offers, was like a balm to Billie's soul. Billie also describes Cooper as a life raft even if he didn't know it at the time, which is why she kept so much of her rather adventurous sexual past from Cooper, since she was worried she would scare him off. But keeping that side of her hidden, a side which was encouraged by Brad, has now led to Billie going down a slippery slope of romanticizing the past and wondering if she just married Cooper because he was the safe choice. Has Billie's marriage just been an eight-year-long rebound? Or will Billie realize that she is simply remembering the past more fondly than deserved? You can find out by watching 'Sex/Life', which premiered on Netflix on June 25.