Thursday, August 25, 2016

What I’m Watching: Vice Principals

Vice Principals: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Foundation of Learning” (B+)

This was a really great episode. Our home openings continued with Amanda, who got a major hickey from Bill and then found herself broken up with because she no longer had the same free period available. Like Neal, Amanda thinks about simple solutions – if she can keep that free period, they will be able to continue their relationship. Going straight to Neal once she meant his attractive TA was a smart move, and who knew that she had all this motocross expertise? I enjoyed their back-and-forth quips, namely “I feel like I look pretty cool” / “No you do not.” Amanda was pretty awesome and coached him well, and it was refreshing to see her get turned down by Bill and then immediately take Neal up on his offer to be his backup. It’s a shame that Neal’s stunt didn’t work and that his daughter said he ruins everything, but at least Amanda held his hand on the car ride back. After Dr. Brown asked Neal if there was anyone at the school that he did like, it became very clear that, regardless of her role in stealing books, Ms. LeBlanc was indeed quite detestable. Dr. Brown did a formidable job taking her down in front of the board, and she got understandably reamed by the superintendent when the books turned out to be in the warehouse after all. Lee had her just where he wanted her, but he couldn’t resist the urge to spit in her coffee, an act she saw and which has now completely turned things upside down since she’s well aware that he’s up to no good.

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