Stumptown: Missed Connections
October 3, 2019 4:26 PM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Dex is hired by a wealthy man to search for a woman whom he recently met, but she quickly learns that the task is not as simple as it seems. Meanwhile, Dex and Grey's history unfolds.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We really need to see Dex working out at the gym, because I am guessing she has a deep and meaningful relationship with a punching bag. And now we know her history with Grey, and her ancient red roadster. Time will tell which is the more enduring match.
Grey is a man with a past, and it is catching up with him. Dex's brother Ansel proves to be the smarter man when it comes to over-friendly barroom customers.
Detective Hoffman is steering Dex toward a more law-abiding outlet for her time, with mixed results. Luckily, his superior Detective Cosgrove gives her some simple advice: do the work, get the private detective license, or get another paying job.

I'm liking it. Save me from preachy detective shows that take themselves So Seriously. This is escapist fun, and the twists and plot pacing for the central mystery of the episode, while not groundbreaking, are still worth an hour of your time.
If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you may find a kindred spirit in Dex Parios.
posted by TrishaU at 11:17 PM on October 3, 2019 [4 favorites]

I don't know how things work in Oregon, but here it NY, it would be basically impossible for a felon who is paying for everything with cash to get a liquor license.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 7:42 AM on October 4, 2019

Some of the cash went for bribes? I don't get that vibe from Gray at all, but I'm just raising it as a hypothesis. In any case, it looks like we'll be getting a lot more of his backstory as this season goes on, so hopefully some of the questions will be answered.
posted by Mogur at 8:30 AM on October 4, 2019

Really liking the stories so far, in that it seems some care was made to make them interesting on their own merits.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 7:38 AM on October 7, 2019

I like this show a lot. The casting is great, the plots keep me guessing, and it's got a killer soundtrack. Looking forward to next week.
posted by rednikki at 12:09 PM on October 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

I like Jake Johnson in this waaay more than his annoying character from New Girl.
posted by seasparrow at 6:05 PM on October 11, 2019

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