After 2-3 episodes of relative meh-ness, last night's episode was an awesome reminder of why I adore this show. I love the truth/insight underlying the best episodes of this show (and IMO the best comedy in general). Even when this show doesn't make me laugh, it often provides that 'oh, yeah, I SO know what they mean here' that for me makes for an awesome viewing experience. For instance, let's just say that I relate all too well to the dynamic Phil and his father have; that mandatory lighthearted---and often painfully unfunny---'joking' that precludes actual candid discussion!
I loved, loved, loved the Cameron-Mitch stuff, and after attending a recent concert could so relate to Mitch's droll observation about Cameron's drum solo 'moment' seemingly lasting FOREVER!
Mitchell: That's what the disabled lesbian shaman who blessed Lily's room said.
Mitchell's delivery was just so perfect.
ITA. It's funny, because I've thought about why I adore Mitchell and dislike Claire, despite the fact that I can totally see why people think they have similar personalities and similar dynamics with their significant others. And, for me, a lot of it is really LOVING the actor who plays Mitchell, whose line readings and facial expressions are almost always fantastically on target for me. He makes me love what could, on paper, be an utterly meh character to me. (And my love was just enhanced, as I thought the actor came across wonderfully based on what little we saw of him on this week's Top Chef!)
Edited by couldhavebee, Apr 29, 2010 @ 10:01 AM.