Monday, August 7, 2017

Take Three: Loaded

Loaded: Season 1, Episode 3 "Josh's Mum and Dad" (B+)

This show continues to be great, and this episode even included a dramatic shift that melded surprisingly well with all the comedy. It's interesting that Josh tried to send his parents on a fancy vacation rather than their typical getaway to Disney World, and he seemed pretty devastated that they were ready to separate upon their return. Leon tried his best to help, but a joyride in a helicopter and the casual procurement of some cocaine probably weren't his best ideas. His business plan was also pretty ridiculous - and lengthy, apparently. I liked what Josh realized towards the end of the episode about how everyone's roles fit with the new game they were building. Leon being the pump-ups makes total sense and serves incredibly vital function. Ewan is singularly terrible at confrontation, and firing people via video conference from the bathroom was hardly a noble thing to do. At least he only gave out one more insane bonus before it was too late, and now it’s just going to be awkward when he has to interact with the un-fired people he uncanned. I don't know what to say about Watto's odd collecting problem, but it did make for a therapeutic smashing session for all four founders at the end of the episode. Casey is a force to be reckoned with who has very little discernible affect when she speaks, and I think she's continue to continue to make things difficult, which at least should prove entertaining to watch for us viewers.