Thursday, March 13, 2014

What I’m Watching: Episodes

Episodes: Season 3, Episode 8 (B+)

It’s becoming ever clearer how things are going to end up looking on this show, and it actually makes a lot of sense. Carol giving Castor the other script from Sean and Beverly when he was desperate and depressed was an expected move, and him suggesting to Elliot that they go straight to series without even ordering a pilot is definitely a vote of overconfidence that is going to end up backfiring for all involved. I liked the fact that Carol went ballistic on Beverly and assumed that she was involved in Sean’s secret meetings with other networks, which then resulted in Beverly making Carol choose whether she’s her friend or a blood-sucking network vampire. The story about Matt checking into rehab was especially ill-timed after Matt was already being asked to read for NBC for a gig he thought that he deserved based on his history with the Peacock. Matt’s relationship with his parents is certainly a rocky one, and having Sean and Beverly there to experience the discomfort amplified its awkwardness. That it was actually Dawn who called in the tip about him and not his parents didn’t seem to faze Matt, which made his actions seem less than kindhearted. Filming the last scene of “Pucks” was surprisingly unceremonious, and an odd ode to this dreadful show we’ve heard so much about and see so little of over the years. Morning barely acknowledging Sean and Beverly while stealing wardrobe or her next role was an entertaining goodbye to another character I suspect won’t be gone for long.

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