Monday, May 8, 2017

What I’m Watching: Making History

Making History: Season 1, Episode 7 “Night Cream” (B+)

I don’t know if it’s correct to argue that the previous few episodes have been more serious than this one, but this half-hour was definitely silly. One of the most entertaining elements of this show has been the way that it portrays what Deborah doesn’t understand about modern society. Deborah, for however much she doesn’t know, is a good person who wants to enjoy life and have open-minded views way beyond her time. Sam Adams and John Hancock, on the other hand, are much more grounded in their ways, and a trip to the present to help Dan come up with a brilliant ice cream marketing idea ended up turning into a destructive visit for Chris, who wanted to get great stories from them and ended up with much, much more. Their frantic search to find the tiny orchestra and feed them was absurd, and using their notions of democracy to outvote Chris whenever he was killing the mood was very funny. This show, like many others these days, is making not-so-subtle digs at Trump, with Adams and Hancock referencing their plan to build a wall between Massachusetts and Connecticut and make Connecticut pay for it. Tenure is out the window for Chris for sure, and I hope we see more of his interactions with the boys from 1775 again. Chris’ night cream idea and his actual blend were equally horrible, and I like that Deborah is finding inspiration from random people in her new life and pursuing her dreams.

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