Friday, August 10, 2018

What I’m Watching: Me, Myself, and I (Series Finale)

Me, Myself and I: Season 1, Episode 13 “There She Goes” (B+)

I think I expected a bit more closure from this episode, which wasn’t realistic given that this was just the final installment of the thirteen that were originally prepared and were supposed to lead into something more before the show was pulled from the air way back in October. What I will commend this show on is that it didn’t get bogged down by its multiple time periods and a need to make them all feel equivalent. I forgot that Allison Tolman’s ex-wife was named Sara and thought for a while that maybe young Julia would turn out to be the woman that Alex would marry, only to learn that she was just another memory from Alex’s life in which he invested in a big way to impress someone with an invention and a whole lot of heart. Vanessa Williams’ Kelly wasn’t the one for him, as she realized just how upset he was by Eleanor’s announcement that she was moving away, and so we got that pretty fantastic kiss in the future to end their relationship forever. Closing out the episode – and the show – with Alex moving on somewhere new with his daughter was fitting since Riley is a constant in the way that his romantic companions aren’t. I would have loved to see more of this show and certainly found it much better than something like “9JKL,” which lasted three more episodes and a few more months. I’m sure it will be quickly forgotten, but I was a fan!

Series grade: B+
Series MVP: Jack Dylan Grazer as Young Alex

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