Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What I’m Watching: House of Lies

House of Lies: Season 3, Episode 9 “Zhang” (C+)

This episode did not impress me, mainly because, after a week off last week to focus on Clyde’s big comeback and the landing of that whale, this installment circled back to what appears to be the theme of the season, which is that Marty backed the wrong horse and should have gone with Lucas over Dre. Having a documentary film crew follow Marty and his pod around while they took a lengthy tour through Lucas’ old neighborhood was not nearly as hard-hitting as it could have been, and instead seemed like a waste of time to find Dre trying to make a deal with a local drug kingpin instead of being in China consulting with his investor as he had said he’d been. Marty has been blindly following his instincts throughout this whole process, and, almost the entire time, Jeannie has been telling him that he needed to have a fuller view of what was going on instead of being so narrow-minded. It’s no surprise that things are imploding, and there isn’t really any way out. Marty bringing Monica as a client and having her work with the three newbies is entertaining, but I’m not sure where it’s going to lead. It’s difficult to watch Roscoe and Lex’s relationship start to dissolve, though it’s quite clear that Lex isn’t into sharing Roscoe with other people and supporting what his significant other enjoys. Maybe now Marty can be a good father and provide Roscoe the guidance and judgment-free advice he needs.

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