Friday, November 3, 2017

What I’m Watching: Me, Myself, and I

Me, Myself, and I: Season 1, Episode 6 “New Job” (B+)

It saddens me very much to report that, inexplicably, this is one of the first shows of the season to get pulled from the schedule. I can’t understand why people don’t like it, but I can’t argue with the fact that people don’t seem to be watching it. Hopefully we’ll still see the remaining seven episodes, but for now, this half-hour is the last of what we have. I’m surprised it took this long for a time capsule to be featured on this show, and fortunately, it wasn’t all that prominent and instead played a background role in this show’s typically endearing exploration of relationships evolving over time. We’ve seen Darryl mainly in the present, and he was prominent in that time period here when they pitched together and his wife tried to get Alex to move out of the garage. Seeing how their relationship was built with Darryl coaching a young Alex on how to really sell his cereal milk invention, prompting him to win a contest and then not even thank his good friend for the help. It’s fun to see these characters pop up again in the future, this time with another “Sister, Sister” alum, Tim Reid, playing the older Darryl who couldn’t believe that Alex was still going after Eleanor. Advising her roofer fiancée to get Eleanor something turquoise that she was hate seems like a short-sighted plan since he’s sure to tell her who told him to buy it if she gets mad, but maybe the fact that he’s a nice guy will make things better. I hope we’ll find out what happens next – I’ll certainly be tracking down the remaining episodes if they are released at some point.

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