Friday, December 16, 2016

What I’m Watching: The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors: Season 1, Episode 6 “Going Deep” (B-)

This show definitely isn’t sophisticated, but even this relatively weak installment was still pretty entertaining. We haven’t seen too much of Eddie thus far as a character in his own right, and in this episode, he got to play a bigger part, reeling from his divorce being finalized and not being sure how to move on. It was fun to see Jack disconnected almost entirely from the millennials and from his adventurer job, instead serving as a questionable influence for his best friend with his flighty advice and easy-to-regret solutions. I like that Brooke showed up to combat Jack’s ideals, instead offering a different form of therapy for the man I guess she calls her friend. Her best solution was definitely the creation of a divorce registry, something that led to the revelation that her registry expired because her engagement has gone on for almost four years. Obviously Jack is still pining for her, and she’s completely clueless that he might be a better choice than the man obsessed with a different kind of jam session. The goings-on inside the office weren’t as enticing, though it was sweet to see that Mason’s first reaction to Clark’s admission that he was into Emma was not to mock him but to be upset that his best friend hadn’t shared it with him. The early episode visit to the cart with free insults hurled at customers came back in a great way when Jack pulled off a fantastic prank by recommending it as a destination to Clark and Emma when they went on their sort-of date.

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