Friday, January 30, 2015

What I’m Watching: Episodes


Episodes: Season 4, Episode 3 (B+)

I have to start this review by saying that I am a huge fan of Andrea Savage, who plays Helen Bash. I didn’t know her before episode two of this season, and I just had the opportunity to see her in a scene-stealing role in the very funny Sundance comedy “Sleeping with Other People.” She’s terrific in it, and I think she’s a fantastic fit for this show too. She handled the terrible pitch from Merc very well, and I like that, even though this means that Carol has now slept with three consecutive bosses, it didn’t feel the same this time, since they had a romantic seduction that caught Carol by surprise since she had no idea that Helen was a lesbian. I’m eager to see where that relationship goes, though it will probably create more trouble than anything. Matt taking Beverly to the free expo was a thoroughly entertaining disaster, and the mess that Beverly came home to was even worse, as Sean’s old colleague seems to have a pretty good case that their new script was actually co-written by him. I enjoyed Matt’s plotline best since we rarely get to see much of Diane, and here we got to see her yell at him for teaching their children lewd art and then get tempted into putting on the rubber dress. Sleeping with Matt is a terrible idea, but it’s going to make things all the more enticing as, for once, Matt didn’t sleep with someone else’s wife but instead may be falling for someone he hasn’t cared about in a long time. I can’t wait to hear what Sean and Beverly have to say about it.