Sunday, June 16, 2019

What I’m Watching: Abby’s (Series Finale)

Abby’s: Season 1, Episode 10 “The Fish” (B+)

I never expected this show to last much more than one season, and so I’ll take what we got here. It felt fitting to meet Bill’s ex-wife in the final episode and to have everyone at the bar step in to make sure that Bill didn’t go down a road that really wasn’t right for him. Declaring that he was going to do a revenge-bod diet to show her what she was missing turned into an obsession, particularly from Fred, over the wealth of Padres tickets he could be using on a regular basis. Sharon made an immediate impression when she condescendingly – and improperly – corrected Abby’s Spanish, and Rosie’s offer to look at her photos was far more generous than she initially realized. James pointing out that, no matter where they ran, she would visit was very funny, and I enjoyed how the crew tried to bolster Bill with compliments including his great memory when he noticed they were repeating traits. It was a fun opportunity for them all to prepare to do things Abby would never usually allow after Sharon predictably kissed Bill and wanted him back. The best part of the episode, and what I’ll remember most about Nelson Franklin’s standout performance, was his delivery of “It was lovely seeing you, Sharon, goodbye,” in a way that actually did sting and feel biting. I hope to see many of these actors, particularly Franklin and Natalie Morales, on other shows and in other projects soon. This has been a decent and entertaining ride.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Nelson Franklin as Bill

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