Friday, August 25, 2017

What I’m Watching: I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry: Season 1, Episode 8 “Butt Bumpers” (B+)

I guess that’s the story of this show: Andrea turning situations that didn’t need to be quite as awkward as they are and making them much, much worse. There’s no denying that Andrea’s single-parent play date with Ben was incredibly uncomfortable, but it was infinitely more cringe-worthy to hear her bring it up and for it to become immediately clear that Ben hadn’t shared it with Caroline, making it into a much bigger deal than it should have been. Their excitement about thinking that waiters looked like famous people also came to a shattering end as their friendship quickly dissipated, a real shame for the overeager Andrea and Mike who were so thrilled to have made friends like this. The next most horrifying moment of the episode was when Amelia went up to Jocelyn and asked her what she did, replying to her answer with “That’s not enough, what else do you do?” I think that Andrea is going way overboard in her efforts to counterprogram the negative messages that Amelia is getting about female empowerment, and it’s starting to show in some unfortunate ways. I liked everyone’s reactions to Sharon’s description of feeding Leon dinner in bed, and seeing it in action was just about as bad as could be expected, though I’m sure Andrea’s father will be celebrating since it doesn’t speak too well to Leon’s autonomy. The shorts neighbor hasn’t gotten any further than that, and I think it’s a real shame given Steve Zissis’ potential. I’d like to hope that there’s more in store for him in the future.

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