Monday, November 12, 2012

What I’m Watching: Suburgatory

Suburgatory: Season 2, Episode 4 “Foam Finger” (B+)

The budding relationship between Dallas and George continues to be unique and entertaining, with Dallas proving too eager to declare pleasure achieved and leaving a confused George unprepared to become the talk of the town for his manly abilities. Dallas bringing in a choir to the bedroom was extreme but typical, and, as was the case in the previous episode, it’s most fun to see Dallas and George at their most truly intimate and romantic, which only happened in the last scene with the return appearance of the #1 hand. I liked their general nonchalance in informing their daughters about the fact that they were dating, and it’s nice to see it go over as something relatively casual and expected. Watching Dalia spiral downward and die her hair brown was wonderful, mainly because Tessa had to take an interest and intervene to show her that she shouldn’t be put off by the early wedding of her father and his bride, Dalia’s supposed best friend who doesn’t even speak English. Tessa is skilled at sarcasm, but it’s refreshing to see her succeed in a more dramatic and heartfelt setting too. Lisa taking charge of the KKK girls after they were abandoned by Dalia was amusing, and this show always seems to find a way to incorporate absolutely ridiculous elements like Kamantha and her two almost identical friends and make them work. We haven’t seen much of Malik or Mr. Wolff lately, but it’s good to see the rest of the cast doing extremely well on their own.

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