Wednesday, April 28, 2021

What I’m Watching: Breeders

Breeders: Season 2, Episode 7 “No Excuses” (B+)

It was jarring to see Paul so angry and distraught by those flashes of Ally with another man, and Luke was rightfully worried that he was distracted and going so fast. That resentment couldn’t possibly last, and it’s good to know that things have mostly been resolved between them. The look on Ally’s face when Paul demeaned Luke’s account of his panic attack as just something that he had to get used to demonstrated how her concern over the way he was treating his son trumped anything that she might have done to make him upset. Fortunately, they seemed to end on a much better note, with Luke headed back to school under the guise of him having been sent home for breaking the rules instead of leaving because he didn’t have his pillow. There’s a stark difference between Ally’s mother and Paul’s parents and even the speed at which they move, with Leah showing up to announce her engagement to Alex and the start of a new chapter in their lives at the same general time as Jim and Jackie were disappointed not to be spending the day at the house with Luke so that they could watch season two of “The Wire.” Though it didn’t end up amounting to much, I enjoyed seeing Darren accidentally touch something in the editing booth and then completely lie to Ally about it as soon as she came back in and asked what he had done. We don’t see enough of Ally’s work life anymore, and I’d be open to that being featured more.

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