Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What I’m Watching: The Grinder

The Grinder: Season 1, Episode 12 “Blood Is Thicker Than Justice” (B+)

I really enjoyed this episode, and I think it did a great job of mending the rift between the Sanderson brothers in a very entertaining way. Dean being certified by his new employers as a legal intern was a smart way to get him to be able to talk in court, and it seemed like things were going great for a while as he impressed the partners with his mumbo jumbo and grandstanding speeches. It didn’t take long for them to sideline him, however, and what was more egregious than them using him for his fame, which was to be expected, was how quickly and completely they dismissed him when it became clear that his celebrity wouldn’t do anything to help their case. I loved his initial objections and comments during Stewart’s opening arguments, and the best part of the episode was when the brothers apologized to each other as if they were speaking for their feuding clients who definitely did not echo their conciliatory sentiments. Claire did a spectacular job of dealing with Todd’s overzealous observation that they were primed to be the next potential office couple, and she scared him so badly that he nearly hyperventilated and ending up trying to talk her out of it. Dean buying and knocking down the houses next to Stewart’s, which included relocating some of the residents, is just the kind of ambitious, brazen move he tends to make, and it’s guaranteed to keep him close by and create plenty of headaches for the whole family as well as some positive developments to go along with them.

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