Monday, July 23, 2018

What I’m Watching: Me, Myself, and I

Me, Myself, and I: Season 1, Episode 9 “Thanksgiving” (B)

All three of these holiday-themed vignettes were relatively predictable, but that’s to be expected for a Thanksgiving episode that, as it would happen because of the show’s cancellation, ended up airing in July. Alex and Justin competing for Scott’s affection because they thought that it would win them points with Nori was ill-fated, and I like that Nori snapped at both of them because she thought they were trying to snag the tickets that she had been working so hard to get by sucking up to him. Maggie’s cooking did turn out to be just as bad as Scott accidentally suggested, and only cooking the turkey for an hour is reminiscent of a time my wife and I tried to make beef and broccoli in a slow-cooker in a very short period of time. I was delighted to see Sarah Burns, familiar from “Married” and “Enlightened,” among other things, as Lisa, the woman that Darryl and Wendy tried to set Alex up with on Thanksgiving. Their fake chemistry designed to get back at the couple for trying to force them together did turn into something real, and though we can’t imagine that it endures given that we’ve already seen the future, it would be nice if it went somewhere for a bit. Kelly and Eleanor meeting and really liking each other in the future was really sweet, and Eleanor admitting that she was a bit jealous was about as much of a victory as older Alex is going to get at this point.

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