Saturday, May 30, 2020

What I’m Watching: Council of Dads

Council of Dads: Season 1, Episode 5 “Tradition” (B)

We’re only a few episodes into this show, and I appreciated the pinpointing of holidays as crucial moments in time that we could skip forward to in order to cover material more quickly. Her relationship with Sam progressed pretty well, with her revealing rather bluntly that Scott was dead and then ending up going on a fancy date with him on New Year’s Eve. They really would be a good match, but they’re not exactly in the same place since his ex is very much alive and potentially interested in trying again. Theo still didn’t seem thrilled at the notion of his mother dating someone else, though he caused plenty of trouble in this hour, even if he was just seeking a connection to normalcy. Robin’s mother coming to town was a lot, and I like that she swooped in right when she was needed to suggest cancelling Christmas so that they could do something great that didn’t constantly remind her of Scott’s absence. There seems to be a potential romance brewing between Larry and Patricia, and their portrayers are actually almost the same age, so maybe that could work. It was moving – and deeply reassuring – to see Oliver finally return home to forgive Peter and work on their marriage again. Margot, on the other hand, didn’t have much reason to celebrate, and it was good that she advocated for an equitable relationship when Anthony was all about loving everything but her. Things seemed to be going well for everyone by the time Scott’s birthday came around, but there’s always another crisis around the corner. Charlotte has barely been featured so far, and now her health looks to be the next big threat to this family’s happiness.

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