Thursday, April 1, 2021

What I’m Watching: Breeders

Breeders: Season 2, Episode 3 “No Connection” (B+)

That opening scene did seem a bit too good to be true, with all four members of the family sitting down to enjoy an appropriate beverage of their choice while they watched the ice skating series together. The reality was far more appropriate for this show, with no one wanting to other than Paul and him deciding to have a drink and unplug the router to get his revenge. Forcing everyone to watch later instead of other activities like, say, doing homework didn’t go all that well, and Ally seemed most flustered by his abandonment of the notion of consent. It was clear right away that Paul was not going to be a fan of George when he met him at taekwondo, and Ava seemed particularly embarrassed by her father’s sudden interest in the sport for the first time in that moment. Ally asking if Paul was having an affair when he brought her coffee indicated how rarely that happens, and though he hasn’t lost much of his temper, Paul does seem to be softening a bit as he thinks about what he really wants. His parents’ new neighbors calling the police on his mom and not understanding the request he had made on her behalf was an unfortunate development, and I can imagine that situation – and Paul’s patience – is going to devolve over time. We haven’t seen much of Ally’s work lately, but spending an entire day with a woman whose only job was to scream repeatedly into a microphone hardly sounds all that pleasant.

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