Friday, February 25, 2011

What I’m Watching: Episodes (Season Finale)

Episodes: Season 1, Episode 7 “Episode Seven” (B+)

It’s hard to believe that this show’s first season has already come to an end, but this is a season finale if I’ve ever seen one. Not only does it bring the show-within-a-show plotline to a major turning point, it also addresses the relationship between Beverly and Sean which has taken a shocking turn of its own. While it didn’t take a detective, as Matt purported, to figure out that Matt and Beverly had slept together, it was still rather fascinating to see the usually oblivious and often outright dumb Sean deduce that they had “shagged.” I did enjoy how Matt chose to deflect the accusation by mocking his British terminology, and their fight was quite entertaining as well. The relationships between Matt and Sean and between Matt and Beverly have been truly terrific this season, and I look forward to see more of them working together in the future. The show’s title makes it virtually impossible to comb the Web for articles about the possibility of a second season, though I’m hopeful that it will be seen as a success and return for a second year. I’d love to see more of some of the more minor characters like the wonderfully hilarious Carol, and Morning, and I think there’s plenty more to do with this bunch. It’s certainly a hell of a lot better than “Pucks,” and if the network picked up that show, then let’s hope Showtime has the good sense to renew this one for many more episodes to come.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Kathleen Rose Perkins as Carol

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