Saturday, November 12, 2016

What I’m Watching: Life in Pieces

Life in Pieces: Season 2, Episode 2 “Receptionist Pot Voting Cramp” (B)

These vignettes had four distinctly different themes, though the first two were linked together rather seamlessly transitioning from Tim trying as hard as he could to get away from the suffocating presence of his wife at work to getting locked out of his house while searching for a quiet moment in the middle of the night and running into Joan right outside her home. Heather did burst onto the scene and exert her influence in Tim’s work life in quite a blatant and unapologetic way, and she turned out to be a tremendous boon to the office. That said, she also distracted Tim with her sexy receptionist act, and her intensity felt like a bit much in the generally more relaxed workplace. Speaking of taking it easy, Joan’s foray into medical marijuana was predictably short-lived and a bit too low-key for her tastes. It’s interesting to watch this voting-centric vignette after a very tempestuous election earlier this week, and it was silly more than anything. The last segment was the best – and the shortest – with the nurse at the front desk instantly diagnosing Colleen with a very familiar and funny condition that seems to occur to many women when they move in with their boyfriends, fiancés, or husbands. Matt’s sweet reaction to put rose petals down to the bathroom was really nice, though carrying her into the bathroom so that she could do her business was, as she noted, a bit much and probably not necessary to deal with this particular problem.

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