Thursday, August 27, 2015

What I’m Watching: Significant Mother

Significant Mother: Season 1, Episode 4 “Edibles Wrecks” (B)

This is undeniably a silly show, but it’s still a lot of fun to watch. I’d categorize a main character accidentally getting high the same way as I would a pregnancy scare – a sitcom plotline invoked all too early, suggesting that a wealth of possible directions for this show to go does not exist. Fortunately, this episode was a lot of fun in spite of that. I like how casual some things are, like Lydia deciding to buy drug gummies and body paint to best simulate the Burning Man experience without actually going. It took just seconds for that innocent plan to be thrown off course by Nate ingesting the drugs before his interview with a blogger, resulting in an amusing attempt to prop him up and make him look alert and okay that was much funnier for the teamwork of his family and friends that the execution of the plan itself. I particularly like the relationship between Harrison and Jimmy, with the latter having absolutely no clue that Harrison despises him, thanks in no small part to his complete obliviousness and his inability to catch a Spicoli reference. I love that Nate kept forgetting he was on drugs and that he had the courage to go up and boldly kiss Sam, something that he probably remembers and she seems intent not to share with him. I’m sure something will happen with that again soon. At least the interview went well, even if the owner may be baked as a cake.

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