Monday, January 14, 2019

What I’m Watching: I’m Sorry (Season Premiere)

I’m Sorry: Season 2, Episode 1 “Quietly Bleeding” (B+)

It’s been almost a year and a half since this show went on hiatus after the end of its first season, and I’m very happy to have it back on the air. This is primarily a vehicle for Andrea Savage to make jokes, and it succeeds very well in that in its first installment of the year. There are the problems that she encounters in her daily life as a parent, like having to talk to her daughter about pubic hair and deal with other adults and teenagers telling her things that start conversations she might have liked to delay for a few years. The physical appearance and dress of Amelia’s kindergarten teacher and what he said to her when she reported what Amelia had told her didn’t help matters at all, and making assumptions has rarely served Andrea well in the long run. Her sudden obsession with how much she might make as a prostitute was an entertaining subplot, one that put Mike in an amusing position to do research. Jason Mantzoukas continues to be a great supporting player as Andrea’s writing partner, and though I had seen it already in advertisements for the return of this show, I laughed when Andrea reached over his computer to hit random keys and suggested that it was better than anything Kyle had ever written. I’m curious to see if Lennon Parham, former star of “Playing House,” who portrayed potentially friendly mom Beth, will have a bigger role opposite Andrea that will allow her to utilize her comic talents.

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