Sunday, June 14, 2020

What I’m Watching: Trying

Trying: Season 1, Episode 7 “Good Old Family Map” (B+)

I like that this episode started comically and ended the same way, reaffirming that they’re going to make it, even if that mark made in the very last scene isn’t going to end up giving them a child to adopt. Nikki was genuinely confused when Jason told her he was running, and she waited until much later in the episode to address the concerns that she had about the message she saw. I thought there might be trouble when Erica pointed out that her worry likely had to do with the way that her own relationship with Jason apparently started, though fortunately we didn’t delve into that at all since they were able to resolve things much more easily. After all the tension at the party, it seemed like Jason was completely ready to agree that there was another woman and that it had been going on for a long time. Hilariously, he was only confirming what Freddy did, thinking that she understood that, and what a formidable show of loyalty to her friend she delivered in the terrifying way she threatened Freddy. Karen pushed her to say what she really felt about Scott, and that’s likely going to continue to come between them even though we’re well aware that Nikki is totally right. I enjoyed seeing Penny ask the same restaurant customer to get her first a glass of water and then a fork, and it was nice that she only wanted to help Nikki when she confessed that she was secretly slurping up her noodles while she was in the bathroom so that her inability to use chopsticks wouldn’t count against them.

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