Saturday, March 9, 2019

What I’m Watching: SMILF

SMILF: Season 2, Episode 6 “Should Mothers Incur Loss Financially?” (B+)

This episode impressed me more than recent installments have, starting out with everything in Bridgette’s life coming with a price tag, presented cleverly during her nighttime routine with Larry. This was a productive and insightful look at how Bridgette operates, succeeding tremendously in an interview with a woman who shared her interests but wasn’t too happy to hear about her having a child, pretty much telling her that she shouldn’t take the job because of the nights and weekends involved. After being laughed at by people who didn’t know her for finding leftover fries on a picnic table and telling Larry that the waiter put them outside for them, Bridgette seemed surprised to learn that she could qualify for food stamps. It didn’t take long at all for her to discover that she couldn’t use them quite as easily as she had hoped to, and her mother exploded at her in the supermarket when she wanted her to cover the remainder of what she needed to pay. Fortunately, they were able to get back to a good place when Tutu failed to make the fact that she didn’t want to be thrown out of her house clear to her stepson, and the goals that they set together for what they wanted to achieve in the future provided some optimism. Rafi proposing to Nelson after their big fight caught me by surprise, and it’s possible that the motivations behind it weren’t really right as the inspiration for them to theoretically spend the rest of their lives together.

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