Thursday, October 19, 2017

What I’m Watching: Me, Myself, and I

Me, Myself, and I: Season 1, Episode 4 “Star Wars” (B+)

It makes complete sense that Alex would be obsessed with “Star Wars,” and this episode captured that perfectly in all three of his timelines. His excitement at going to see the one-night-only showing of the movie in 1991 was understandable given that he hadn’t seen it on the big screen ever and Justin had taped over part of it with “Cheers.” I had a fun flashback to when I used to tape shows and sometime just used the same VHS tape for any number of episodes of different series. Maggie and Ron putting up a united front led to a very sweet act of fatherly protection by Ron, who decided to take the blame for Alex sneaking out when he realized that they were both trying to adjust to a new situation. I love that, after Alex tried to get back at Ron when he thought that he had shown his daughter “Star Wars,” it turned out that he had just shown her “The Phantom Menace,” which made it all better. Of course, she didn’t even like it, and he was mature enough to watch “The Princess Bride” instead. As the sixty-five-year-old Alex was preparing to finally go into space, he was more than ready to give that lifelong dream up to spend the day with Eleanor, saving her by being her line cook. She might still have a fiancé, but something tells me that Alex just worked his way back into her heart as more than just a friend.