Somebody Somewhere: SLS
May 8, 2023 9:42 AM - Season 2, Episode 3 - Subscribe

As Mary Jo's behavior worsens, Sam and Tricia grapple with the difficult decision of escalating her care. Tricia pitches her services for Fred's wedding, Joel has a crisis of faith, Sam struggles to get back in touch with her instrument.

Somebody Somewhere Recap: Deep Breaths [Vulture / Archive]
posted by ellieBOA (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Another great episode; Sam's singing/breathing exercises bringing up out-of-control Feelings rang so true. At this point I think Joel deserves better than St Louis Sushi, but the show is trying to make SLS likeable (early stages, I know) so I guess I'll go with it, though that will be a helluva first impression to overcome. All of the relationships on the show have felt so real and lived-in but Joel/SLS feels a little forced to me.

Whether the show introduces a love interest for Sam, and if so, how, is such an interesting open question. I trust them to do it (or not do it) in a fun, surprising and heartfelt way.

I love the show's honesty about bodies and sex (that couch TV sex scene with Joel and Sam was hilarious), but kinda hope the laugh-out-loud potty humor doesn't become a weekly episode closer. The pee thing was cute and I laughed, sure, but maybe we've dipped into the excretory pond enough for this season.

One of the best half-hour sitcom-ish shows I've seen in a while, up there with Hacks and Katherine Hahn's Mrs. Fletcher. HBO's really good at these.
posted by mediareport at 11:03 AM on May 8, 2023 [2 favorites]

Loved the offscreen Amy Sedaris cameo! I hope Trish sells a bunch of those pillows.
posted by ejs at 12:43 PM on May 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

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