Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What I’m Watching: Life in Pieces

Life in Pieces: Season 2, Episode 4 “Cheap Promotion Flying Birthday” (B)

It’s rare that both members of a couple feel the same way about money, and that they agree all the time about how returns, refunds, and service in general should work. Matt was visibly uncomfortable with the idea of returning something he purchased three years ago to a store, and apparently Colleen was far more into it, which proved to be very entertaining and got way out of control when his efforts to please her desire for frugal finds led to the purchase of both pregnancy tests and condoms at a dollar store. Heather working in Tim’s office should have just been a punchline, but instead it was dragged out into a few segments where the usually relatively self-aware Heather couldn’t understand why Tim wouldn’t want every part of his personal life brought into the workplace. I’m just glad that’s all over. Sophia’s nervous flight with her grandfather was sweet and affirming, and it’s hard to tell just what John planned and what he didn’t when every other sentence out of his mouth is, “Oh, did I say that?” It feels like Lark should be much older than just one at this point, but there’s still plenty of time for differences over the legitimacy of putting whiskey on her gums, a decision that I think is frequently the subject of debate between parents and those who believe they know better. Clementine and Tyler’s performance was truly terrible, and I’m glad to see that they’re not giving up despite their sincere lack of talent.

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