Sunday, November 9, 2014

What I’m Watching: A to Z

A to Z: Season 1, Episode 6 “Fight, Fight, Fight” (D)

This is the first episode I watched since I knew this show had been officially cancelled, though I of course had suspected that would be the inevitable outcome before it actually happened. Now, it’s hard to imagine that the show will improve substantially before it’s gone for good (and NBC could pull it earlier than planned), though there is some hope for the final two episodes that will be filmed after the show’s creators were aware of its impending end. This was a run-of-the-mill relationship stepping stone, with Andrew trying to figure out how to handle trying to seem macho and manly when Zelda is the more aggressive one in the relationship, able to stand up for herself when she’s treated poorly and to squash bugs with ease. I knew I recognized the guy whose sandal she roofed, and that’s because it was Josh Meyers, who starred as Randy in the final season of “That 70s Show.” That Andrew zoned out while she said she had a lot of work to do and that was the missing piece of their getting along didn’t wow me. As usual, Stephie’s love life is wholly ridiculous and immensely predictable, and somehow dumping an enormous amount of extra work on Zelda worked out wonderfully for everyone involved, especially Frank. Lydia’s latest attempt to relate to her employees was expectedly cringe-worthy, and Howard managing to instill fear in the employees was puzzling at best since he’s easily the most sheepish and manipulated among all of them.

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