Saturday, August 18, 2012

What I’m Watching: Episodes

Episodes: Season 2, Episode 7 (B+)

I’m so impressed to see that this show has a dark side. The initial introduction of Matt’s weight gain was extremely comic, with Merc and Carol awkwardly explaining the situation to Sean and Beverly, and watching him take a whole lot of candy out of his pockets before the scene was sort of sad. Watching Matt read the news about “Matt LeBlob,” on the other hand, was wholly serious, and calling Labia is definitely not a good sign. Being comforted by Jamie wasn’t satisfactory, and Matt’s likely going to spiral downwards with only his stalker to turn to for comfort. Beverly didn’t have an easy night either, as she had what had to be the worst date in history, yammering on to Morning’s brother about Sean and then taking a call from him on speaker phone during her date. He seems patient enough, so she may have a shot, and though Sean may not like the idea of her dating someone else, he’s made it clear that things are not going to work out between them because of her indiscretion with Matt. This show has come a long way since it first started, still exceptionally entertaining but also surprisingly dramatic when it wants to be. There are only two more episodes to go this season, and I’d love to see a third season since these characters are just so terrific and the show is a real blast. It’s hard to find something quite as clever and consistently entertaining as this show.

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