Monday, February 28, 2022

What I’m Watching: Pivoting

Pivoting: Season 1, Episode 8 “Doompa-Dee Doo” (B+)

There were some humorous character interactions in this episode that we don’t always see, and some unplanned if somewhat expected developments that came about as a result. Sarah’s eagerness to suddenly say yes to everything should have led to her staying in a very long bath and then getting out when she was done, but instead Jodie’s perfectly-organized systems got in the way and she ended up literally running into a naked Dan on her way out. Dan responding to Jodie’s accidentally-sent enthusiastic text about sex with a thumbs up indicates just how oblivious he is, and how much of a stark contrast that is to Matt’s complimentary nature, which found him taking the time to repeat his comment about Jodie’s fit form as she was escaping out the basement window of his house when his mom came home. I thought that there might be a run-in with his mom and that she would end up being someone Jodie knew, but I guess we’ll have to save that for the future given that their relationship is very much alive. Amy lobbying for a better part in the show for her son by giving Mr. Higgins drugs wasn’t that far from the norm of her behavior, and it only got more entertaining when Henry ended up trading hair pills to him to get the role reduced back down again. Though they’re not always honest with each other at the start, Amy and Henry do seem to be most capable of opening up and ultimately sharing the things they should have talked about before they did them.

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