Sunday, August 12, 2018

What I’m Watching: Trial and Error

Trial and Error: Season 2, Episode 3 “The Murder Clock” (B)

This show continues to get sillier and sillier, which I realize is the idea, though at least it’s still quite entertaining. Lavinia is even more skilled than Larry at making herself look guilty, getting caught in disguise shoplifting and then carrying a plate to throw at Josh to the courtroom while claiming that she couldn’t even be bothered to bring her wallet. As if the court wasn’t already prejudiced against Carol Anne, we learned that her youthful flair was part of the reason that Judge Kamiltow’s voice ascended so many octaves that he’s now impossible to understand. Carol Anne’s emotions are all over the place in this exaggerated portrayal of pregnancy, and stopping by Josh’s house in a fragile moment only to see him shielding Nina from the cannonball that nearly took her out despite assurances from his realtor that he was out of range won’t make their professional or personal relationship any easier. Josh was plenty awkward whenever he realized that Nina had showed up right behind him while he was talking to the camera, and as if always the case on mockumentary shows like this, he would probably be better served not to talk quite as freely about secretive things while on camera and in public. While there were some shocking developments, we’re not really any closer to figuring out how might be guilty in a case that I imagine will resolve itself in a way similar to last year’s, with the late husband likely being felled by a falling clock pushed by no one.

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