Sunday, May 22, 2016

What I’m Watching: Grandfathered (Series Finale)

Grandfathered: Season 1, Episode 22 “The Cure” (B+)

At the time that this episode aired, this show hadn’t yet been cancelled, but now, almost two weeks later, that’s been a fact of life for a while now. There wasn’t even much chance of this show surviving, but it’s a shame since I did really enjoy it and would have loved to see more of it. This episode in particular set events in motion for what I imagine would have been an interesting second season with a newfound strained relationship between Jimmy and Sara. It wasn’t too hard for Sara to break up with Craig despite his intent to immediately move in and his poor reaction, but Jimmy chickened out and couldn’t complete his part. That he went to the airport and broke up with her after the fact only made it worse since he never intended to fill Sara in on the timing of it, and that led to the unsatisfying ending to this episode since we now have to permanently picture Jimmy sitting by himself at a concert waiting for a date who’s never going to show up. Fortunately, though Gerald’s proposal plan worked horribly and Vanessa didn’t pick up on the sentimental nature of each of their stops, it was so incredibly sweet that she ended up asking him to marry her while she was throwing up on the side of the road. The thing I’m most sad about regarding this show’s cancellation is that Christina Milian never had enough to do and I think Vanessa was a great character. Oh well, I guess a season is all we’ll get. This was fun while it lasted.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Paget Brewster as Sara

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