I SUPPOSE you could say
Actually, nobody gets to be the guy who cracks the whip - not that there is a whip, either. There is, however, some alpha-male competitiveness and sneaky power-shifts that could tough up aggressively if the dudes were not so kinda nice, verging on cute. Hanging loose, negotiating the male-bonded camaraderie that has the same goofy audience appeal as whiskers on kittens, or meerkats with Russian accents.
The acrobatic Bromance between Wheeler,
Larkiness established, the trio push further with the difficulty ratings, not just in terms of circus tumbling, but in the degrees of friendly physicality - beyond a handshake - that are acceptable between men.
It is an interesting, novel through-line that supports comedy, rivalry and echoes of playground isolation when no-one wants the geeky kid on their team.
But while Bromance is an enjoyable first showing from the threesome - aka the Barely Methodical Troupe - there is still work to be done on how this band of brothers theme can be better orchestrated - and firmed up - within the evolving circus stuff where, as with all inter-dependent relationships, trust and risk are of the essence.