Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trophy Wife 1.04 Review: True Friendship Can Survive Harrowing Trials

Anyone that has yet to watch tonight’s episode of Trophy Wife, entitled ‘The Breakup’, then now would be a good time to go and do that. As always, this is not a spoiler free blog. THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! Proceed at your own discretion.
Not a bad episode of television. While I don’t think Trophy Wife will be winning any awards for writing or refreshing takes on life, it is a nice and easy sitcom to sit down and watch for half an hour.
The friendship between Kate and Meg was tested a bit in this week’s episode, something that must happen in all close relationships, when a new dynamic is explored. Sure, Meg isn’t the smartest person out there, but she balances out Kate nicely. I can really see, while not at a deep level, that these two women have been friends for a very long time. It’s not as easy to see as in long running series, like How I Met Your Mother, where the audience has seen the relationship develop over time, but there is a clear history there.
Hillary is beginning to get a little on my nerves though. While she may appear to be growing up to be just like her mother Diane, there is an obvious spoiled syndrome going on with her. Sure she’s seen her father going through two failed marriages, but she seems a little too anti Kate sometimes. It be nice to see her soften up to her once in a while.
As well, Diane has become a little too smothering. I get that the writers want to keep these ex-wives in and out of newly married Kate and Pete’s lives, but she’s encroaches a little too often into her children’s lives. Particularly this week with Warren, where she snoops on his studying at not her home, but his father’s. That was a little too much for her character, I think it’d be a good time to scale it back just a tad.
So, yes, this series needs some work when it comes to developing a little more depth to its characters, but the stories are nice and easy to follow along with. There are some easy laughs, and some funny characters that I do like in this show. The only problem with it is that I wouldn’t be heartbroken if it were cancelled.
My rating: 6.5 out of 10.

Best Lines:
“It’s due in three weeks.” – Hillary says, regarding her ruined project.
“You want me to pee in another cup? I’ll do it!” – Meg shouts, claiming innocence over the ruined project.
“Are you talking about our honeymoon?” – Pete asks Meg, who says her best friend vanished for a week after the wedding.

All right, I’m off to watch Supernatural, then it’s The Originals time. Stick around.

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