Friday, March 13, 2015

What I’m Watching: Togetherness (Season Finale)

Togetherness: Season 1, Episode 8 “Not So Together” (B+)

Short seasons like this always catch me off guard, especially when the series they’re paired with have more episodes left to air. Fortunately, this show was renewed for a second season over a month ago, and so we’ll be able to see more of these characters again next year. I found this to be a very solid finish to a pretty great first season. I liked seeing Brett allow himself to open up and relax for the first time in a long time, and being buried under leaves seems to have done him a world of good. Dealing with his daughter’s lack of desire to go to school by taking her to the beach was definitely not a typical solution, but it was great to see him conquer his negativity towards the beach and have a wonderful bonding moment with his kids. Ending the episode with him driving up to see Michelle was simultaneously sweet and intense, especially because we know what’s going on in the hotel where Michelle is staying. She really managed to save the day when David’s presentation hit a snag due to his future commitments, and all of the note passing between their rooms was a sure sign that something was about to happen. Let’s hope Brett has the capacity to be forgiving and that both he and Michelle really think about what they want. It’s wonderful that Alex got a part in the end, and I loved how he tracked Larry and Tina down to their massages and showed up to confess his affection for Tina. Her response was great, and I’m eager to see where things pick up when he’s back from being a moderately successful up-and-coming actor.

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