Saturday, March 16, 2013

What I’m Watching: House of Lies

House of Lies: Season 2, Episodes 7 and 8 “The Runner Stumbles” and “Wonders of the World” (B+)

This show is taking a truly dark turn as it focuses more and more on Marty’s increasing desire to break free of his current situation. Taking Carl’s money to bolster his reputation as a supporter of minority businesses and go out on his own is a dirty move, even for him, and it clearly stressed him out to make the announcement to the press. Being profiled and stopped by police while jogging was the last straw, and going ballistic on the cops had unfortunate physical results which shocked both Roscoe and Jeannie in different ways. Jeremiah attempting to politicize what happened was not a good thing, and Marty is quickly going to lose the only friends he has left. I could tell that showing a drunken, carefree Marty heading towards a hotel room and watching Jeannie head towards her door was a fake-out, and instead Marty would choose the less damaging route of sleeping with Tamara, who is far from a permanent member of the pod. Jeannie acting so rudely to Adam Brody’s Nate while touring his sex toy shop led to quite the romance, one full of flirtation, innuendos, and passion, and it’s good to see Jeannie fall for the right person for a change. Carlson is turning out to be an enormous pain, and I thought that Marty was going to do something a whole lot worse than sleep with Tamara after he dismissed them immediately after beckoning them to Las Vegas. Marty is headed down a slippery slope, and there’s no coming back from it now.

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