Saturday, November 11, 2017

What I’m Watching: Life in Pieces

Life in Pieces: Season 3, Episode 2 “Bunny Single Nightmare Drinking” (B)

 I expected that the opening vignette of this hour would lead to a big revelation about the fact that Jen has a child and is not a vegan, but instead it was a simple issue of her not being able to remember her boss’ wife’s name after she said that she was going to write her a check for to her very own charity. I was surprised to see a similar technique applied here to one showcased on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” recently, which was the recovery mode for Greg to call Jen “bunny” after they had stupidly assumed that was her name rather than a pet name. I’ll always remember Andy Buckley as David Wallace from “The Office,” and therefore casting him as a relatively square manager type is right on point. Nothing about Tyler’s new situation with Clementine is ideal, and it’s hard to figure out which one of them is less intelligent. I was delighted to see Christine Woods from “Hello Ladies” and “The Walking Dead” as the extremely overzealous date he brought home who then moved her entire family in the next day, something that Tim didn’t notice and instead thought had to do with a weird fantasy being acted out by Tyler for his one-night stand. Greg’s nightmare was excessive and extreme, and while I’m sure they’d have quite an experience bringing a baby into the world, both of his siblings have kids so it would hardly be all that groundbreaking. Greg did get to experience what it’s like to be one of the top two children when Heather was way, way too much for Joan to handle, and she took the cake for the most oblivious character in this hour, giving Joan a day off by sending her family away to Disneyland and then ruining it with the clarification that she’d be staying home. Time to get to work on that house indeed!

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