Friday, March 27, 2015

What I’m Watching: House of Lies

House of Lies: Season 4, Episode 10 “Praise Money! Hallowed Be Thy Name” (B+)

Marty had everything he could want, and he just had to go ahead and tank it just for the sake of being difficult and getting his way. Courting the burger chief whose company and outlook on life bear more than a striking resemblance to Chick-fil-a was the one thing he was told expressly by Denna that he couldn’t do, and that just made him want to sabotage his success. Her dismissal of him when he went to her office was deserved, and it’s going to be a bitter downfall from here for Kaan and his associates. Roscoe certainly got an unfortunate punishment, facing expulsion from his school after selling fake handbags at designer prices but more upsettingly being ostracized by all his former friends. I don’t see Marty being able to comfort him and get him through this, and I just hope it’s not the start of a serious downward spiral. It was inevitable that Jeremiah’s age-inappropriate romance would to at least a flirtation with one of his sons, and Chantelle did not respond well to Malcolm’s advance. Speaking of uncomfortable romances, the sight of Kelsey making out with Doug and Clyde in succession was not a pleasant one, and it’s strange to think that Clyde is the hopeless romantic in this situation, vying for her affection and really pouring out his heart, something we’ve rarely if ever seen him do. It was definitely odd to see Jeannie’s pregnancy presented as a wholesome, positive thing, and of course that was the heart of Marty’s big con sales job.

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