I am an awful follower of Glee. I really am. Maybe, as it’s my guilty pleasure show, I felt too guilty to watch. Or maybe I didn’t feel like watching Gwyneth Paltrow. Don’t get me wrong, I like her, but her and Will Schuester have this weird dynamic…I won’t go into it. Anyway, no Glee review this week. You guys will deal.
Two words: brother husbands. Two more words: J.K. Simmons (is that three words?). Hilarious episode. Raising Hope reminds of of Arrested Development in a way, where they’ll take what could be a clichéd storyline, and make it something fresh and funny and all0around entertaining. In this case, what could have been a simple, sitcom-y, crazy-cousin comes to town and his father is jealous of the relationship he has with his uncle, ended up being a story about polygamy and kidnapping and hide-and-go-seek. I loved the hide-and-go-seek. This was probably one of my favorite episodes thus far.
Episode Score: 9 out of 10 creepy Gollum impressions
I think I finally figured out why I love this show so much. It’s awesome. Seriously. I think that’s what it is. It manages to nicely interweave three completely different storylines, without being too Friends-y, while still managing to throw curve balls at us. My favorite storyline in this episode was Adam and Callie dealing with the elderly woman from…Romania? Or some country that really likes to bake bread. I didn’t like Callie much at first, but she’s grown on me a lot.
Mike and Lisa seem to be falling into an episodic pattern where he’ll do something wrong, and she’ll forgive him in one way or another while holding the baby. It’s funny, for now, but I’m hoping they find something else to do with them, since I do like their characters a lot.
And Ethan and Phil. What can you say? Really, though, I don’t know what to say for that, it was so weirdly funny, I can’t put it into words.
Episode Score: 7.5 out of 10 french doors