Chace Verity


Team Phison (2017)

Team Phison

Team Phison Phil Hutton is 55 struggling with the dating scene. Luckily, he he has his favorite game to keep him sane.

When he goes on a mission with a newbie, he thinks there’s not going to be anything more, but the more they interact, the more Phil likes him.

Except that Tyson is half his age, and there’s no way a young guy is going to want Phil, especially for a long distance relationship.

I snap a few pics and take far too many seconds deciding on which one looks best. My nieces do this for hours whenever I see them, and I don’t know how they haven’t pulled their hair out from the stress.

This is a age-disparity long distance relationship story, with both men working in food service–Phil running his own restaurant in Massachusetts, Tyson working as a server in Georgia.

I liked a lot about this story. For one, the age difference was played realistically, with Phil worrying about age spots and his considerations about Viagra.

Second, Phil may be in a good financial space with his restaurant, but Tyson isn’t. A Thing isn’t made out of it, it’s just written realistically, with both of them working long hours, and Tyson having to often work evenings and weekends.

It was cute, and to be honest, the weakest part was The Big Misunderstanding. The reactions just felt off for both of the characters as we’d seen them so far. Yes, Phil was worried about being too old and no longer interested in partying, but his reaction felt over the top.

But it was cute and fluffy and low angst.

Rating: 7/10