Monday, August 20, 2018

What I’m Watching: Trial and Error

Trial and Error: Season 2, Episode 6 “New Case, Old Murder” (B)

This show just got very dark, transforming Lavinia from someone who got away with murder to a powerful heiress with her aims set very squarely on Josh. Calling him “lawyer” makes him seem less like a person and more like a target. Larry always called him Josh, and we also found out eventually that he didn’t do it, while the question now is who Lavinia killed, not if she killed someone. Getting caught on the hot mic in the bathroom congratulating herself on getting away with murder wasn’t helpful since she can’t be retried for the same case, and Carol Anne seems much more concerned with restoring her good name and winning a retrial than helping her number one foot masseur to convict Lavinia for something everyone is aware that she did. It was good to see Jaleel White, best known as Steve Urkel from “Family Matters” and more recently seen on the short-lived “Me, Myself, and I,” as Atticus Ditto, Jr., Carol Anne’s key rival who kept trying to make his campaign pitch every time he spoke, only to be followed up by Carol Anne’s own efforts to curry favor with her voters. Dwayne deputizing Ann was downright scary, and this place is just getting more and more ridiculous. I’m not sure what was more awkward – Josh’s frequent diarrhea or the way he acted when both Carol Anne and Nina were around him at the same time. I particularly enjoyed their reactions to seeing each other on the boards that def definitely didn’t have to do with murder.