Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Round Two: Loaded

Loaded: Season 1, Episode 2 “Leon’s Teacher” (B+)

I liked the pilot episode of this show a lot more than I expected, and I seriously considered not tuning into the second hour since I’m still more than a week behind on all my shows, and I feel like I’m never going to catch up, especially if I keep adding new shows to my watchlist. The addition of Mary McCormack was definitely superb, but I think that the show is already pretty fantastic without her. I enjoyed her defense of how people like her and her positive perception of Bono, and that she called Ewan the wrong name just to test him to see how long it would take for him to correct her. I love that Naomi encouraged Ewan to sound confident and that it prompted him to accidentally get Casey to stick around. Josh is flailing even more, writing a $60,000 check to Abi’s new boyfriend just to seem like he’s a good guy. It was all going fine – his “Game of Crohn’s” party and all – until he got called out on trying to get with Abi. Leon was able to solve that by writing a bigger check, a better success than he was having trying to impress his old professor. I do love Leon’s style, asking people to compare whether they have degrees or helicopters when he was invited to his alma mater, and then tracking down his cancer-stricken teacher and trying to find some way to make him take back his disapproval. That note he got from him after he sent him to the euthanasia clinic was sweet, and it’s nice to see that even the most ridiculous, selfish of people are capable of doing good things. I’m definitely sticking around for more of this show.

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