Monday, May 15, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Great Indoors (Series Finale)

The Great Indoors: Season 1, Episode 22 “The Company Retreat” (B+)

When I wrote this review, this show hadn't yet been renewed or cancelled, but it was officially axed before the time I had scheduled it to post. I’ve enjoyed it and would have liked to see more of it, but I was already not feeling optimistic. This was a fitting ending in a lot of ways, if that’s what it is, giving us some romantic closure and sending Jack back out into the wild, even just for a few months. When Clark was talking about making a mistake at the company retreat, I had flashbacks to his debut film role in “Superbad” where Jonah Hill excitedly declared, “We could be that mistake!” Calling Greg to let him know that he was making his move was hardly a productive thing, but I like that when he showed up and they were about to fight, they decided just to hug instead. Emma overhearing everything and then kissing Clark was wonderful, and I’m glad that she does remember it even if she’s pretending that she blacked out. I love that Jack, in his own words, Clarked it and called Paul rather than kiss Brooke when the moment was right, and it seems like the long-delayed couple may work out after all. The goodbye to Jack, complete with Clark hiding in his duffel bag, was fun, and if that’s the last we see of this show, it would be a satisfying end. I never expected to enjoy this show so much. Since it got cancelled, I'll be sure to remember it fondly.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Clark

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