Monday, December 5, 2016

What I’m Watching: Life in Pieces

Life in Pieces: Season 2, Episode 5 “Dinner Professor Steps Lesbian” (B)

For all the things that are over-the-top about this show, one which I enjoy greatly is Tyler’s relationship with Clementine and their attempts to be adult when they really don’t know anything about life. Inviting engaged couple Matt and Colleen over so that they could share their wisdom about being married was hilarious, and of course the game for camp that works to solve problems was only mentioned after Colleen mentioned that it was best not to share secrets. Joan’s writing class was a throwaway plotline, and I just enjoyed John showing up in his football jacket to relive his college days, which was more of an inconvenience than anything since Joan had her car there too. Greg working in China and missing big moments in Lark’s life was funnier than I might have expected, mainly due to Jen’s reaction to Lark walking and then her attempts to cover up the fact that she showed Lark “Star Wars” before Greg had the chance too, something she definitely could have controlled. Colleen’s quick mention of her favorite lesbian bar, because it’s by the airport, was a positive start to a relatively decent plotline about a character I wish wasn’t on this show, Dougie. Unsurprisingly, Tim ran to the bar as soon as he found out that Heather wanted to try kissing a woman, and I like that she was the one who ruined it by saying the wrong thing and being far too honest for her little lesbian experiment to work.

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