Saturday, May 21, 2016

What I’m Watching: The Detour

The Detour: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Wedding” (B-)

This show is continuing to get more and more unserious, which makes for good entertainment but not necessarily as high-quality television. The fact that this episode started with the police analysis debrief that they had no idea at the time that Dr. Rob was a pedophile trying to marry the sixteen-year-old daughter of the woman that they thought was his intended bride meant that it was just a matter of time before they realized as they dug themselves deeper and deeper into the hole that was this backwards situation. Vigorously arguing against what they thought was anti-Semitism turned into a truly embarrassing mess as soon as they realized just how much they misread things, which didn’t happen until the very last moment as Robin was about to marry them. Her previous ordination to combat one form of bigotry nearly led her to certify something she definitely didn’t believe in, but until that point she was extremely excited to be able to put it to good use. Oksana was extremely unapologetic about flirting openly with Nate, and his insistence on being a good guy while she thought he was a bad guy was entertaining. Jared sprang into action to try to save the girl he had developed quite the crush on during their time at the bed and breakfast, and though he still lacks some important basic comprehension about how babies are made, it was a valiant effort. It’s about time these guys left town, and I’m sure more crazy misadventures await them as they continue to head south towards their daunting destination.

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