Thursday, October 10, 2013

Trophy Wife 1.03 Review: There is No Privacy in Family

If you haven’t watched Tuesday night’s episode of Trophy Wife, entitled ‘The Social Network’, then please do so now. This is not a spoiler free blog. THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! You’ve been warned.
This episode was great. It certainly doesn’t make this series award winning, but it does feel like it’s starting to find its comical stance. There were so many lines that I found funny, and just the situations some of the characters found themselves in were great.
Hillary basically has snuck out to two parties, and the second time around, she gets caught. It was hilarious how she was so gung ho to go to the party, but when we finally see it, it’s beyond tame. Maybe this show is trying to promote intelligence over beer guzzling parties, but it’s still doesn’t feel like this actually happens these days. Smarts may be in more than ten years ago, but they’re not that in. Still, the way Hillary acted around all the other characters was great.
I also really liked the jewelry-making situation. Where Bert brought Warren over to help him finish the fifteen – twenty pieces that needed to be made to complete the fifty piece order for the jewelry shop, it was great. The two moms are probably the best characters, particularly Jackie. She’s just so all over the place, and ditzy, but still cares for her son. And she always finds a way into Pete and Kate’s home, it’s incredibly comical.
While a lot of people don’t seem to like Meg, Kate’s best friend, I do like her. She’s perfect as the kind of side character to just banter off, and she just really hasn’t grown up. She’s not much of an adult, but she’s the best character for things like confiscating the booze that really isn’t at the party.
All in all, this show really seems to be finding it’s ground. I really hope people start turning out for it, because it really has gotten better since the pilot episode. Alas, I have a feeling this series won’t make it passed the thirteen-episode order, if it even gets there at all. Light, family-oriented series like this, that stray from traditional values tend not to last all that long.
Oh, and one note. This series so stole that parent-made Facebook friend profile from the Canadian comedy Seed.
My rating: 7.5 out of 10.

Best Lines:
“I don’t know whose been teaching Bert the Yiddish, but it really needs to continue.” – Kate.
“If you find a diary, read it.” – Diane, divulging great parenting tips to her ex, Pete.
“Wait, why am I on the freeway?” – Jackie, and her very airheaded ways.
“Call me Dr. Dre, because I’m about to Snoop, Dog.” – Pete says to Kate.

Sorry I didn’t post this yesterday, I just got really exhausted, but here it is. I’m actually going to go watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now, then Supernatural. I’m going to try to watch Revolution, but no guarantees.

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