I Don’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying just sort of fizzled this week and, while that’s not exactly why I’m dropping it from my review platter, I’m dropping it from my review platter.
How to explain? Have you ever watched a 3 minute show that started out as a tepid comedy that tried to make fun of a sub-genre or social group, only to have that show drop all pretext of being a comedy at all, barely even comment on it’s original topic, and turn into a dramaless drama about half way through?
Yeah, I can’t think of an exact comparison to this either. The closest I can think of is “Invaders,” which started out as a dumb harem comedy about a collection of freaks going to school with a guy they needed to win over for one reason or another… until half way through when it just turned into an unexplained action show, where the action was badly drawn and none of the characters were interesting enough to care about.
I dropped that show too.
So this week Brother/Sister asks how Husband and Wife first met. The meeting isn’t very interesting, and not even as awkward as you would imagine. Sure, Husband forgets to ask Wife if she wants to go out with him until the end of the date and they both have a good time (it’s the first time she’d seen him smile for real) but… so what?
Episode 9 was pleasant but empty. We know Husband likes wife because…er… reasons… already. We know wife likes being liked and that her Dad doesn’t like anyone. If that’s as far as we’ve come in 9 episodes, it’s time to move on.