Wednesday, February 27, 2019

What I’m Watching: SMILF

SMILF: Season 2, Episode 4 “So Maybe I Look Feminine” (C+)

I’m starting to become disillusioned with this show, wondering what the point is when we can’t ever get a straight narrative that actually happened, prone instead to extended fantasy sequences and focusing on characters who aren’t actually members of the main cast. This episode was interesting, though that’s probably because it was so far out of the realm of reality that it enlivened what I’d describe right now as an otherwise unspectacular series. It’s always good to see Ari Graynor, fresh off the recently-cancelled “I’m Dying Up Here,” returning to Showtime to play Bridgette’s friend Emma, who was preparing for her wedding before getting hit in the face in a scene stolen right out of “Meet the Parents.” The far more notable guest star was Kevin Bacon, an actor whose career is somewhat puzzling to me after his earlier Golden Globe-nominated role on the short-lived “I Love Dick,” as himself. I guess it’s possible that he and Frankie Shaw know each other but, no matter what, his appearance as himself in a barn scene that could easily have taken place in a porn movie was downright bizarre. I’d prefer that Bridgette actually spoke to Nelson about her issues with her shushing Rafi, but instead she just stayed home and imagined all this. I’m going to give this show another episode to see if it manages to keep me interested or if I’m more than ready to give it up, especially since it runs ten episodes this season instead of last year’s eight.

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