Thursday, February 19, 2015

What I’m Watching: Togetherness

Togetherness: Season 1, Episode 5 “Kick the Can” (B+)

As this show goes on, that promotional photo of the cast headed to the beach looking like a mess is perfectly emblematic of this group. Brett and Michelle’s therapy went predictably awfully, and it’s understandable that both would want to move past it in the best way possible. Unfortunately, those methods are very different, and Brett’s suggestion of spending the day in his favorite chair at Barnes and Noble didn’t help matters much. Michelle had a much better idea – kickball – but of course that led to her unsuccessful attempt to secure the field by claiming it rather than reserving it. Larry trying to give gift cards to entice the kick the can players to leave was entertaining, and I want to see much more of him in the near future. I liked that Michelle ultimately decided that challenging them to play kick the can was the best plan. Alex kissing Tina while he was drunk and they were hiding together was definitely a misstep, especially following his strong response when she accused him of being jealous of Larry. Her reaction to being tagged when she stormed out showed just how angry she was, and it’s going to be hard to get past that. Brett completely misunderstood what faking it meant, and though he smiled when Michelle made that fantastic victory kick, it’s obvious that Michelle was more able to relax with someone else. David showing up just when Michelle was by herself and still in it to win presented a great opportunity for bonding, though his eagerness to help her torch her husband’s car as a distraction rather than as a way of getting her frustration out means that things are still healthily platonic.

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