Sunday, December 2, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Conners

The Conners: Season 1, Episode 6 “One Flew Over the Conners’ Nest” (B)

I wondered if we’d see Sarah Chalke again on this show as Andrea, the woman who was going to have a baby with Becky as her surrogate. Her return appearance was hardly one that was encouraging to Becky’s impending parenthood, and naturally that would affect her state of mind and push her to, say, agree to give her baby to the friendly lesbian couple that spends a lot of nights at the bar. They seemed so excited about it when she was clearly unresolved, and Darlene got to be the one to help Becky realize that she did in fact want to be a parent. Darlene was typically unwilling to go the lengths other will in order to make money, refusing to bend over for the creepy customer played by Kirk Fox, who portrayed garbage man Joe on “Parks and Recreation,” when he purposely dropped her tips on the floor. I like that Ben, after he tried to train her in how to defend herself, showed up intent on punching out the guy, in a very “boyfriend” kind of move. I’m all for them dating since I think it will be fun and different, and I don’t think he’s going to try too hard to impress the Conner clan, which is sure to irritate Dan. He wasn’t happy about the chicken coop idea pitched by Jackie, who just wanted to feel like she was more welcome than she already made herself feel coming over all the time. I do like the dynamic between Dan and Jackie and how they both respond so strongly to each other.

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