Monday, February 12, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Detour

The Detour: Season 3, Episode 3 “The Mark” (B)

Only on this show could a kid be elected mayor of a town – succeeding an alpaca – and still have to be told by his father that they can’t afford to buy milk unless he does something to change the financial budget to help the cost go down. Edie was right that targeting the stupidest member of this family is a tough choice since they’re all pretty unintelligent. Robin wanting to get her tongue pierced and then pulling away so that she could spit a whole lot of blood into Nate’s mouth was probably the grossest moment of the episode, though watching him take a bite of the giant ant-infested tomato that would later kill the alpaca mayor was a close second. Somehow he always manages to be the brunt of the worst physical things, though he took a pretty harsh verbal beating from Mason after he did nothing but managed to be relatively polite to his daughter’s new boyfriend, and he even apologized anyway after doing nothing wrong. Naturally, professional backflipper Jareb would realize that alpacas weren’t adept at that particular sport and would suggest having an oat-eating competition instead, something that put him at a considerable disadvantage. I’m thrilled that Laura Benanti has officially been promoted to series regular, and now she’s going to have to pretend to be able to skate after volunteering to be his assistant coach so that she can get close to the man who may not be the stupidest member of the family but is definitely the unluckiest.