The Great Indoors: Season 1, Episode 14 “Friends Like These” (B+)
I’m so happy that, after a brief introduction, Maggie Lawson’s Rachel is now an official part of the show, spending the entire episode trying to dig a little deeper into Jack and encourage him to open up and let her into his life. She really is a good fit for Jack, eagerly indulging in pretending to have other couples’ conversations with him, all of which ended with someone leaving to go masturbate. They’re also both people who don’t love the people they’re surrounded by, and that’s why this party ended up being a true disaster. Brooke actually wins the award for worst interaction since she decided to reveal that she and Jack had slept together when her first try at bonding – Thai food – failed. Clark showing up with a prostitute wasn’t great, and his failure to even consider it shows just how out of touch he is with the world around him. I love that Clark and Greg got along so well, to the point that Emma got mad at Greg for hanging out with him more. Paul essentially running a murder mystery about who threw his murder mystery in the trash was funny, and he continues to be immensely awkward. Mason getting addicted to the bump gum was somewhat fun, and it’s at least nice to see him invested in something. It was sweet to see the millennials show up at the end of the episode to steal Jack and Rachel’s couples-talking thing to mend faces with Rachel, and after their exit, it seems like we’ll be seeing more of this couple again soon.