Thursday, March 15, 2012

What I’m Watching: Life’s Too Short

Life’s Too Short: Season 1, Episode 4 (B+)

Warwick is continuing to simply make a fool of himself in so many situations, and therefore it’s almost a relief to see Ricky be the one that steps in it for a change. Sadly, Ricky’s string of negative comments about Steve Carell, uttered while he was still on Skype, were hardly the most awkward and embarrassing moments of the episode. Warwick was initially clueless but seems to have caught on to the fact that his soon-to-be-ex-wife is sleeping with her lawyer, and the display of height was not a positive experience for Warwick. Hiring his accountant, who is terrible enough at his actual job, to be his lawyer was not smart either, and that look of horror on Warwick’s face when he leads with them splitting everything fifty-fifty said it all. Warwick has to start realizing that Cheryl is an awful assistant, and though she didn’t directly contradict him and mess everything up in this installment, she did misinterpret most of his cleverly-plotted phrases. Mangling the “small arms and deep pockets” line and asking if the microwave was radioactive were among the high points, and trapping Warwick in the bathroom with a handle he couldn’t reach was particularly unfortunate. Warwick’s quest for power within the Society of People of Small Stature didn’t go well, and bringing in performers to rally votes was not a good idea. It’s no wonder a random woman is stopping Warwick on the street because she thinks it’s funny that he’s carrying a box instead of being a fan.

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