Saturday, December 14, 2019

What I’m Watching: Mrs. Fletcher (Series Finale)

Mrs. Fletcher: Season 1, Episode 7 “Welcome Back” (B)

This felt like a somewhat abrupt ending to a saga that I think is well worth continuing, and, fortunately, both star Kathryn Hahn and creator Tom Perrotta would be up for making more, according to an Indiewire article. It’s hard to muster up too much sympathy for Brendan, whose advisor was pretty nice to him when he came looking for help without even being slightly apologetic for his behavior the last time they met. Chloe dismissed their relationship as a mistake and rightly didn’t want to talk to him about it, and so I guess he had no choice but to go home, leading up to a predictably awkward encounter which begged the question – why would he possibly open his mother’s bedroom door when he heard sounds coming from it and hadn’t told her that he was coming home? After a miserable start running into Ted and then hurting herself right before her phone got run over, Eve’s decision to change her name was actually a positive one, resulting in a weird but ultimately fulfilling evening. I thought at first that her three-way adventure with Amanda and Julian was another one of her hallucinations, but apparently it wasn’t. It was appropriately wild, passionate, and a little bit uncomfortable. If this show did continue, its name might have to change, but I’d be very interested in seeing what’s next and giving Hahn more of an opportunity to take on this role that’s absolutely perfect for her. This has been intense but fun.

Series grade: B+
Series MVP: Kathryn Hahn

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