Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What I’m Watching: Pitch

Pitch: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Break” (B)

I sometimes forget while I’m watching this show that I’m not actually a fan of baseball – though it is the one sport I don’t mind watching – and therefore this all-star game means nothing to me. I can understand, however, that it is a very big deal, and therefore Ginny being selected is both monumental and questionable, since, like everything she does, it may just be because she’s a woman. That was certainly the first reaction that Blip had when, awkwardly enough, Ginny got the call that he knew he was next in line with, and instead he got to contend with an unfortunately-phrased sentiment about the biggest moment of his life and later make up for it by coming back down after to spend some time with his family. Ginny’s family dynamic was explored in a big way in this hour, with some helpful history about her mother and her infidelity to fill in the gaps of their strained relationship. Inviting Mike and Amelia to dinner changed the vibe considerably, and their efforts to seem cool and nonchalant about their own private romance were poorly executed at best, though no one seemed to notice because it was the least of the drama going on at the table. We barely saw Al in this episode, and instead we got more of Oscar, who put his own life story out there when he flew across an ocean at a moment’s notice to score a suddenly available Cuban future all-star. I’m not sure if I’m using that term correctly…

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