Monday, May 30, 2016

What I'm Watching: You, Me, and Her

You, Me, and Her: Season 1, Episode 9 "Sweet Home Colorado" (B+)

What a shame that, for the first time, this episode didn't end with Izzy showing up at Jack and Emma's door after they spent the entirety of the installment obsessing over her. Hopefully that's what we have the season finale for, though I'm also crossing my fingers that this superb show is going to be renewed for a second season. What was intriguing to me was the fact that Jack and Emma weren't concerned about Izzy for long and instead spent most of their time thinking about conception and then trying to work their way out of their latest pickle. I like that, after she gave Ava "Misery" nightmares, Emma managed to convince Ava that her name would become synonymous with awfulness and that Ava herself used it in such a context only a few minutes later. Involving Dave and Carmen in their antics after Ava's miserable Photoshop effort was fun, and it was nice to see two characters who have played rather peripheral roles come in at a crucial point in the show's run. Izzy deciding to go home to Colorado feels like an easy way to move past everything, and Jack and Emma have done a number on her enough to make her want to abandon anything else good in Portland, namely Nina. It was sweet that Nina tried to convince Izzy that all she had done was in fact normal, though she doesn't seem to have done much other than to be the latest person to let Nina down. I'm eager to see how things play out in the season finale and beyond!

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