Thursday, October 26, 2017

What I’m Watching: Me, Myself, and I

Me, Myself, and I: Season 1, Episode 5 “Family Tree” (B+)

Now here’s a situation where Abby is considerably more excited about something than Alex, and where he has to let her call the shots to come to terms with an earth-shattering revelation. That question about what each person thought when they first met their child quickly led to the accidental disclosure of Ron’s status as Alex’s stepdad, and, for as much time as this show spends focused on the unified parenting force of Ron and Maggie, no real mention has been made previously of Alex’s father, who seemed like he was going to make an appearance in this episode and then didn't when Abby decided to accept the family she already had as real enough. The younger version of Alex is just as insatiable as Abby, eager to go to every event that just happens to conflict which something that’s going on in the household. Maggie was much more excited about participating in the talent show with their new extended family - and quite ferocious in her demonstration of krav maga - and it was nice to see that, after he saw the thoughtful gift Ron had gotten him to make up for the missed outing, Alex let loose and perform the MC Hammer routine. In the future, it was fun to see Alex try to behave around Abby’s latest boyfriend after a humorous montage of all the ones who came before him that Alex disliked for a number of miniscule reasons. Abby realizing that this guy wasn’t as “magnificent” as he claimed was a great way to show that father and daughter do agree on some things. The best moment of the episode was Ron celebrating Justin’s point that there were actually 365 other days that year.

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