Thursday, October 28, 2010

What I’m Watching: The Big C

The Big C: Season 1, Episode 10 “Divine Intervention” (B+)

This episode felt different than the others because Cathy’s main focus is on someone other than herself. That’s not to suggest that she’s usually selfish, but rather that she’s been trying to experience everything she has missed out on doing in her own life instead of actively trying to touch others. Seeking out Andrea and investigating her home life revealed some similar to when Ron visited April’s house on “Parks and Recreation,” where it turns out that both young girls speak highly of their mentors and aren’t nearly as badass or rebellious as they like to pretend. Cathy going to church was also a hoot, and the congregation’s reaction to her swearing (twice!) was hilarious. Phyllis smacking Cathy out of the blue was also somewhat amusing, if not disconcerting. Sean complaining about being sexually cut off by Rebecca was funny, and I wish we had seen more of him teaching the class. I’m very much enjoying the dynamic between Andrea and Adam, helped of course by Cathy’s meddling, and his semi-willingness to lick the locker was decently heartfelt and wholly disgusting. The most monumental development of this episode was the ending scene, where Paul throws his indiscretion in Cathy’s face and tells her that she deserves what he’s done to her and she chooses that moment to come clean with him about what’s been going on in her life. I’m very eager to see the next episode (only three left this season) and to see where Cathy and Paul go from here.

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