I must of course apologize for the HUGE delay. A combination of a trip to Philadelphia and a killer case of strep throat kept me out of the game for awhile, but now I’m back and raring to go. For the sake of getting back up to speed ASAP, this is going to be a Very Special Episode recap: double photocap style!
The other thing I wanted to say was that I appreciate everyone who commented several million years ago on the previous recap. Some of you felt that I’m too down on this show. Obviously, the point of this site is to celebrate/mock TV, so some of that is never going to change. But in fairness I will try to give the show more of an even shake tonight and treat each episode as a new chance to win me over.
Also, if those of you that like this show could briefly tell me why in the comments, that would interest me greatly. And “it’s easy to watch” is not gonna cut it.
Alright, now that the giant prologue is out of the way, let’s get to some NOF!
“Yes, Central Casting? Send one sassy housewife, right away.”
Aaaaand I immediately feel bad for mocking her.
The family, ready to decide what wacky hijinks / repetitive fights to have in this episode.
Six episodes in? Don’t you think it’s a little early to introduce the in-law humor?
Reason #1 why I love George: Whenever we see him, we know the plot is advancing. Unless he’s dancing.
This is the last time I’ll bring it up, but are we STILL not looking into Cho’s murder?
This is also what MY parents would find if they came to visit.
And then Daphne levels up!
“You don’t know anything about cars? What about sports? Sexual intercourse with buxom women? What the hell is this country coming to? I blame Obama.”
This is that really awkward scene where George gets uppity with a (maybe) racist cop, but I’ll just chalk it up to George being too awesome for no-name characters and move on.
Speaking of awesome! KATIE!
So then, this guy continues to be a huge jerk to Jim. Is there really that large of a bias against sketch artists? Especially ones that are so consistently proven correct in their crazy hunches?
And then, this guy officially becomes the biggest dick ever.
Though in all fairness, ‘keep your ears on, van Gogh’ is my favorite line from this show thus far.
And really, accusing him of cheating on Steph? This guy can’t handle ONE family, let alone two.
Even George would agree that cop would probably have a pretty decent case for arresting this man, regardless of race.
And then some SUPERHEROing happens!
“Actually, let’s tell my parents about our powers.”
“We should really just always do the opposite of what we initially decide.”
And then, mercifully, TV’s worst in-laws depart our screen. Seriously. They weren’t like funny passive-aggressive mean, they were like bullying mean.
I’ll admit it, I liked this ending. I’M NOT MADE OF STONE, DAMNIT. I just wish they did, you know, more SUPERHEROing beforehand.
Hey, Amy Acker! You can stay as long as you want, honey.
George is such a hero! Maybe that’s why I like him better than Jim. I never see a real passion in Jim for anything, only confused mutterings about family and obligation. But George gets visibly sick at a failed system and vows revenge. I definitely wish our actual protagonist would get more heroic.
And then he gets a party!
My notes here just say, ‘George! George! George!’
And yet, I think we all continue to identify most with Katie.
Amy Acker + George. Sounds good to me.
I knew this was coming and I was powerless to stop it.
“I’m uncomfortable with the way our natures have been dramatically reversed in terms of risk-taking in this episode.”
Discussion Question: Does Daphne serve any purpose besides adding a high school drama / Gossip Girl element to this show? Those seem to be her only plot points.
AND THEN MORE DR. KING. I love that he’s already making an EVIL phone call in the first two seconds we see him.
Man, when the guy begging for mercy looks like he himself should be a bad guy, you know this mafia is tough.
AND THEN MORE SUPERHEROING. Was anyone else a little disappointed at Jim’s tactics? When you’re pretty much indestructible, I’m not sure why he needed the weird thrown -distraction.
Katie with a pile of junk food is pretty much my recipe for AWESOME.
And then George does an awesome disbelief of Mafia Man’s accusations of a superhero. If you commenters who want to tell me why you like this show just say ‘George,’ I’ll understand.
And then Steph heads south-of-the-border for an encounter with a colorful secondary character (exactly as they should be). I hope she doesn’t drink any water, or she’ll get the runs. HAHAHAHAHA.
More argument about endangering the family. They should really settle this ONCE and then move on.
And then the Mafia Man George worked so hard on gets literally mindfucked by the shady Dr. King assistant!
And Daphne talks to a cute boy some more!
And colorful secondary character is actually on Team King!
AND IT TURNS OUT KATIE IS DATING THE SHADY MINDFUCK ASSASSIN!