Friday, June 24, 2011

What I’m Watching: Franklin & Bash

Franklin & Bash: Season 1, Episode 4 “Bro-Bono” (C-)

One might have presumed that this show couldn’t get any more ridiculous, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. As if seducing and kissing a witness on the stand wasn’t enough, now Franklin has to actually get drunk in court to keep viewers rolling their eyes just as possible. To be fair, these cases weren’t nearly as interesting as the ones that preceded them, and it doesn’t ever seem as if the dream duo of Franklin and Bash actually split up and handle separate cases. Throwing Karp a surprise fiftieth birthday party is exactly the kind of nonsense that throws this show over the line from remotely unbelievable and over-the-top to completely preposterous. Those expectations aside, this show is still a good deal of fun. Hannah’s claim that her tryst with Franklin led her to pleasure nineteen times is rather amusing, and Infeld seems to think that such office romances are actually productive, going so far as to encourage Bash to sleep with one of the employee’s wives. It was good to see more of Carmen in this episode, showing off her skills with bottle-kicking and expressing her distaste for vomit anywhere in her vicinity. The affair case that involved both parties seeing the same woman was decently intriguing, but I quickly lost interest and failed to follow exactly what happened with all of it. I do enjoy seeing Franklin act like a jerk to Bash’s ex, and it’s nice to see that these buddies really do look out for each other after all.

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