Sunday, June 20, 2021

What I’m Watching: Trying

Trying: Season 2, Episode 6 “A Long Way Down” (B+)

There was something so hopeful about the construction project making it possible for Nikki and Jason to take both kids, and all those dreams were shattered when they realized that the residents of the impossibly fancy home they visited were the rival applicants who were likely going to adopt them instead. That did lead to some entertaining antics that were reminiscent of Nikki secretly paying someone to take Jason’s bike so that he wouldn’t be able to risk hurting himself anymore. I think my favorite part was the husband running out with a hammer and the two of them reacting, only to learn that he was just a contractor and it was perfectly logical that he would be shopping with the wife. Jason proved that he was just as bad as Nikki at playing it cool when he got discovered while on FaceTime with Nikki at the hardware store, and that was another entertaining moment. The fact that they ended up having to call Scott to help them out of the treehouse because they couldn’t reach anyone else couldn’t have happened at a worse time, but you have to wonder what Scott is thinking when he said that his writing and Karen are equally important to him and that she was getting “her wedding.” What he could possibly feel that she’s done to betray him when the only interest he expresses in her is to give her condescending book recommendations is a mystery. Freddy being told by his new girlfriend to eat more yogurt was a humorous catalyst for him to end up hooking up with Erica again, something that hardly seems like it will make everything that happened okay but is sure to have rocky and complicated consequences.

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