Sunday, November 19, 2017

What I’m Watching: Life in Pieces

Life in Pieces: Season 3, Episode 3 “Treasure Ride Poker Hearing” (B)

Usually, it’s Matt who’s the unaccomplished sibling no one likes, but in terms of the three siblings, Greg is definitely the one who was never on the same page. His excitement about being included in digging up the time capsule was childish but unsurprising, and his inability to comprehend that both of his pets had been killed by his own father was a familiar sitcom plot. The second segment was one that incorporated modern-day technology a lot more, with Jen concerned about her dismal 1.2 rating on Lyft that she did nothing to be able to help aside from bring Sophia along with her to charm the drivers. Sophia, never one to miss an opportunity, was all about getting the unlimited sugar, resulting in a humorous but totally absurd phone call made by the Lyft driver to report a passenger for immediate suspension. I’m sure that doesn’t exist, and there’s also a difference between someone being sick and vomiting and an obviously drunk person getting into the car and throwing up. Joan’s relationships with other people have always been a bit bizarre, and her determination not to take any of her neighbor’s lemons lest she give her an excuse to use some of her trash allocation was typically stubborn. One thing Joan doesn’t seem like is a con artist, but she managed to take everyone’s money and leave their heads spinning by pretending not to play poker. John doesn’t often seem to be on the same page as the rest of the family members, and therefore hearing what he wanted was an expected development. Turning the volume down on Tim at the table with a big smile on his face was a moderately endearing ending that allows him to live in his own volume-controlled world.

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