Saturday, July 2, 2022

What I’m Watching: I Love That For You (Season Finale)

I Love That For You: Season 1, Episode 8 “Shop Cancer’s Ass” (B+)

This show has yet to be renewed for a second season, but it’s good to know that Joanna has embroiled herself in another big lie that’s going to make another round just as uncomfortable to watch if it does happen. Patricia yelling that they were going live meant that there was no time for anyone to process what Joanna had just said, and Jackie gave her plenty of guilt during their subsequent segment when she kept digging in about how people trusted her. Patricia’s concern about FCC fraud territory meant that she had a good plan to keep Joanna’s spontaneous apology off-air and instead have her announce that she was cured, and it also involved her announcing her own diagnosis. She may have found a way to get Jackie back as a friend, provided her agreement to that HSN meeting doesn’t mess everything up, but she’ll have a harder time winning over everyone else, including a very hurt and angry Jordan. Beth Ann also has a copy of her confessing on-air which she’ll surely use at some point, though her anger will likely be targeted at Darcy since he and Perry appear to have become an item. I thoroughly enjoyed the eggs-as-dairy debate, something I know well since, according to kosher laws, eggs are not considered dairy. Ryan Phillippe seemed angriest at Joanna but also appeared to have no strange presence, particularly when it came to changing the pronunciation of his last name to rhyme with steaks and filets. Even though it’s cringeworthy a lot of the time, I’m all for a second season of this show.

Season grade: B+
Season MVPs: Vanessa Bayer as Joanna, Molly Shannon as Jackie, and Jenifer Lewis as Patricia

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