Monday, August 20, 2012

What I’m Watching: Franklin and Bash (Season Finale)

Franklin and Bash: Season 2, Episode 10 “6:50 to SLC” (B+)

Like any good finale, this episode had high stakes and a monumental revelation that threatened to make things considerably less stable for our good friends Jared and Peter. They seemed horrified to discover that Stanton had hired them as a poison pill, though they got over it incredibly quickly thanks to a meager apology offered by Stanton during their party. If there’s one thing they can do well, it’s cause a ruckus, and they did just that aboard a plane, which successfully negated the elder Franklin’s bid for Stanton Infeld. Both Damien and Hannah proved trustworthy in the end, and now Jared and Peter don’t have much to worry about in terms of their futures. Peter getting temporarily disbarred was a silly stunt, but seeing Jared so amused by it was rather entertaining. Emily’s help getting to the right people unsurprisingly put her job in jeopardy, and it seems that she may now be sticking around in a more permanent way, which is sure to cause problems given Jared’s many roommates. I enjoyed Pindar’s rather unfiltered response to the notion of her moving in, and I expect that he’ll be the one most affected by the new living situation. I hadn’t planned to keep watching this show after treating it just as a guilty pleasure last summer, but I’m delighted to report that this show has found its funk in its second season, exceptionally ridiculous and often hilarious on many occasions. It has yet to be renewed for a third season, but I suspect its chances are quite good.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Peter

No comments: