Thursday, April 8, 2021

What I’m Watching: Breeders

Breeders: Season 2, Episode 4 “No Faith” (B+)

I love how Paul tries to navigate everything that comes up with his children so carefully since he knows that they’re automatically going to be worried that he’ll overreact and get very angry. The look on his face when he saw his daughter praying and crossing herself was priceless, and he went about it in exactly the right way, asking her what she believed and felt and then encouraging the behavior if it was something that she wanted to do. Praising her intelligence but questioning her faith in her grandfather’s prayers being somehow responsible for Luke getting better was also done surprisingly sensitively, to his true credit. He wasn’t quite as gentle with his parents, affirming that he too hoped they would die before him when they told they weren’t infirm but were definitely not firm. Exploring with his father how him turning away from religion hurt his mother was interesting, and it’s good to have those two around to make Paul think constantly about his choices and attitudes. Keeley’s sudden return seemed like enough of a disruption to what counts as regular routine for this bunch, but it seems like Ally is about to add an entirely unexpected new factor to the equation which should change things very dramatically. I thought Ally just couldn’t stand the idea of being vegan and that’s why she was sneaking meat from the refrigerator, coupled with the severe hangover she was nursing, but it looks like Keeley’s hunch was right and another baby may be on the way for these stunned parents.

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