Friday, November 18, 2016

Take Three: The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors: Season 1, Episode 3 “Step One: Shelter” (B)

Okay, so this show is a little silly, but I’m enjoying it and I think I’m going to stick with it, at least for the time being. The levels of excess at the magazine really are crazy, but the notion of a massage chair and a frozen yogurt machine don’t seem so absurd when you hear that Jack is charging a luxury hotel room to his corporate card and hasn’t paid for a place to live in decades. Clark’s apartment was truly comical in its tiny proportions, and the explosive air mattress was a sight to behold. I think that’s going a bit far in terms of what it represents about these millennials who have no concept of what it’s like to really have your own space, but Jack threw in enough barbs about sleeping next to Kylo Ren that it was all relatively worth it. I’m not sure which was more off-putting: the shower that also serves as a sink and dishwasher or the toilet that pops out of the wall and can only be flushed once a day. Especially since her father made her tell her mother that they were getting a divorce years earlier, it was about time that Brooke refused to be the bad cop. Unfortunately, Roland is pretty terrible at it, either apologizing and offering even more expensive crowd-pleasing alternatives or chewing out people for the simplest things just to see them sweat. I’m never a fan of spoilers, but at least I watch “Game of Thrones,” so the three bombshells that Jack dropped to get the Korean family out of Eddie’s home didn’t devastate me.

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