Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Round Two: Indebted

Indebted: Season 1, Episode 2 “Everybody's Talking About Dav” (B)

After enjoying the first episode of this show and watching this installment, I was curious to see what the general consensus was. A Metacritic score of 36 is pretty bad, and while this show might be relatively predictable and expected, it still manages to be funny. The actors are all used well, with Fran Drescher and Adam Pally allowed to be themselves and follow their characters’ whims in reacting to each moment. Steven Weber is terrific as usual, and I also like the two cast members I’m least familiar with, Abby Elliott, daughter of actor Chris Elliott, who plays Rebecca, and Jessy Hodges, who plays Joanna. Rebecca’s shock at the notion that Dave was part of a gifted program as a child due to his regular display of a lack of intelligence was fodder for Dave and Deb to get into their own heads about their lies, prompting Dave to do the same thing for Asher to get him into the program. I like that Rebecca wasn’t just blissfully supportive of her son but instead went a little overboard in representing her newfound elite group. Joanna’s love life is definitely a mess, and having her father happen to be her rideshare driver home didn’t help too much. It was nice to see the two of them bond when she needed her father, and it’s helpful to have five characters on this show so that they can split off and interact with each other. It seems like the ratings may be just as poor as the reviews, but I’m hopeful that we’ll get to enjoy this show for a while before it gets cancelled.

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