Friday, April 21, 2017

What I’m Watching: Life in Pieces

Life in Pieces: Season 2, Episode 19 “Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly” (B-)

This wasn’t my favorite episode, and I don’t think it’s really worth talking about the fourth segment at all since it represented an enormous bore. We’ve seen some touching Sophia-John bonding before, and this was by far the least interesting of it. The opening vignette presented the opportunity for two less put-together potential parents than Greg and Jen, who themselves sometimes exhibit questionable judgment, to prove that they were capable of taking care of Lark. They didn’t too so poorly, but they did drop her, get it captured on camera, have sex in Greg and Jen’s bed, confess to it, and still not manage to change a diaper in the process. I love that the advice to fight naked came from Tyler and Clementine, and that it actually turned out to be productive since they had sex rather than fighting, and I like the way that what they were arguing about ended up evolving, resulting in events having played out very differently than Tim had imagined and was trying to use as a case against his wife. Greg got way too involved in Samantha’s project, and showing up at the school basically attempting to claim credit for what she had submitted and demanding to know why she hadn’t gotten a better grade was both funny and supremely awkward. Usually it’s Matt who gets to be the inappropriate uncle, and the look of horrific embarrassment on Samantha’s face when he interrupted her class and then just kept on going making it worse spoke volumes.