Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors: Season 1, Episode 13 “DTR” (B)

This show is, more than anything else, about just how different millennials are from their elders, and therefore it was inevitable that we would see Jack trying so hard not to become the thing he hates so much. Hooking up with a younger woman wasn’t the best idea to begin with, and then it turned out that she was Mason’s roommate. Jack’s horrified reaction to the sight of first Mason, then Clark, then Emma in her apartment in the morning was funny, and of course these three spend so much time together outside of work that they carpool to the office. Jack’s efforts to keep up with the young lifestyle didn’t go too well, and his inability to understand basic parts of modern culture that he probably should have - like what “molly” actually means - did him a true disservice. Brooke had the chance to join in on the fun and mock Jack along with the millennials, and I can’t wait until their past romance comes to light and she gets to go back on the defensive. Eddie also got to offer some commentary, mainly pointing out that Jack wasn’t keeping up with what was going on, since he’s considerably more in-tune with the hipper vibes simply because they come to spend money at his bar. After learning that everyone and their best friend was in a relationship with his new girlfriend, Jack made a much smarter choice - to reach back out to the woman we met at the start of the episode. I’ve been a fan of Maggie Lawson since she first appeared on “Crumbs” over a decade ago and enjoyed her most on “Psych.” I hope that she’ll prove to be a great addition here and that she’ll have the chance to come out of her handshake-driven shell a bit too.

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