Friday, August 24, 2012

What I’m Watching: Episodes

Episodes: Season 2, Episode 8 (B+)

There’s nothing like a news story to ruin someone’s day. Last week it was Matt’s weight gain, and now Merc’s competency due to his failure to produce the talking dog show. The staff meeting in which Merc demanded pitches for buzz-worthy series was rather ridiculous and hilarious, and I enjoyed getting another glimpse of the nutty head of comedy, Myra, who insisted that gypsies weren’t real after for a pass several times when Merc pointed at her. It’s no surprise that Merc is being ousted by his superiors, and while Carol being in line for his job isn’t a shock either, it’s great to see the news hit her like a bombshell while she was having drinks. I’m not sure how that would change the dynamic of the show, but it would probably save “Pucks,” if nothing else. For a show with plenty of awkward moments, none was worse than Sean trying to ask Beverly about her date with Rob. It was sad to see how quickly Sean told Beverly to go on her date when she called to get a real answer from him, but it’s nice to see her discover that she’s actually happy, for the first time in a while. Matt, on the other hand, is in for a world of hurt now that he accidentally let his stalker answer a phone call from his ex-wife. There’s no way that ends well for him, and I hope that we get a good in-person scene with a fuming Diane in the season finale.

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