November 14, 2012

Quick Thoughts: Tuesday Night Comedies

My podcast recording schedule got in the way of my ability to get to the Tuesday night comedies and I had to play catch-up, hence one post rather than the usual individual ones. Enough complaining, so here we go.

Ben and Kate: "Career Day"
As much as I champion Ben and Kate, even I have to admit that "Career Day" wasn't the show's strongest effort. Even though I cracked up at pretty much everything that Ben and Tommy did as door-to-door wine salesmen, and my man-crush on Geoff Stults only deepened, the episode felt off. Having BJ off in her own story didn't help, but my main issue with it was how Ben sabotaged Kate's date with Will and didn't express any real remorse. What was even odder was how Kate just let it slide because things ended up working out in the end. I guess I was just expecting a grand gesture on Ben's part that justified her forgiveness and we never got it.

Go On: "Videogame, Set, Math"
When NBC pushed Go On and The New Normal to the side in order to cover Hurricane Sandy, I wasn't sure if the Halloween episodes would ever hit the air. Thankfully, we did get to see "Videogame, Set, Match" which was pretty decent. I've been waiting to see Ryan and Owen bond since the pilot, and I thought that they're plot was solid, especially since it successfully blended Ryan's work life the support group. Speaking of his work, we still need more Carrie. Seriously, how cute is Allison Miller? Having the rest of the group on their own was a little odd at first, and I genuinely felt bad for Yolanda after she was ditched, but I guess it all worked out in the end.

New Girl: "Menzies"
"Menzies" was a solid enough episode, but it was far from my favorite. Having an entire episode revolve around Jess menstruating was not inherently funny, and even Winston's sympathy pains couldn't sell it, but that's probably because I cannot relate. Nick's odd story about meeting a wise old man who somehow cured him of his anger was by far one of the funnier bits this show's ever done. As for Schmidt and Cece, I'm over those two and their so-called relationship.

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: "Sexy People"
I think what I liked most about "Sexy People" was the fact that it was about one story instead of incorporating a B-plot. That said, the June and Dawson side of the equation was by far the funniest, and his teasing was hilarious. Even the resolution, her realizing that they're true friends and should stay that way, felt earned and was actually sweet. Chloe, on the other hand, was the weakest link. She played her part well enough by getting JVDB named "Sexiest Man Alive," but her pretending to work at People ran out of steam fast. It was still a funny episode, but far from perfect.

The New Normal: "Unplugged"
Honestly, the commentary on how our current society's too plugged in has become a modern day trope, and it wasn't surprising that a show based in Hollywood would go to that well. As you can tell, I wasn't a huge fan of the premise, but the episode did earn some points thanks to glimpses of the Sing set and all of the Glee jokes. Other than that, I could've done without this one.

Like I said in a previous TV Report Card, I'm officially done with The Mindy Project. I've left the door open to bringing it back into the rotation, but I'm fine without it for now. Plus, it's not like I don't have enough shows to watch as it is.


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