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trust me: two times the fun

This week we had not one fabulous episode but two! More Mason & Conner = Happy (but tired) gatz. (Crazy friends who keep you on the phone talking about things...)

Episode: 1.8 - What's the Rush

Episode: 1.9 - Odd Man Out


I really liked these two episodes! So much fun.

Dave the account exec wants everyone to wear orange. Because that would be subtle because we all know how popular the color is with men. I loved how up tight Dave was thinking that Conner was just going to screw the meeting up and poof, he gets the logo on the screen. 

Poor Sarah. That woman from It's Just Lunch was so beyond annoying. "A lot of our girls don't mind skewing older." "Well okay... 70's fine as long as he's rich and terminally ill." Loved the delivery of that line.

I know it was kind of cliche to flip back and forth between the two scenes (meeting with Diane from Hydrenaline’ & Sarah at IJL) but I thought it worked.

Mason thinks Diane is flirting with him. Run Away! Run Away like the Wind! Diane is from Crazy Town. You just knew she'd be trouble. She just had that air about her. I instantly hated the character.

Loved how Mason was upset that Erin wasn't really concerned about the idea of some woman flirting with him. I also like how after crazy-lady calls Mason's house she starts to second guess herself and has that awkward conversation with her daughter. And then later when Tony thinks Mason is having sex with Crazy, its his wife. I loved Tony's reaction. He so did not see that coming. But come on! Erin is hot.

Conner! NOOoooooooo. Of all people... don't sleep with the crazy. Go after Sarah! 

I thought it was a bit anvil-ish when Tony confronts Mason about Diane and he states "I promise you, you have nothing to worry about" and Conner comes busting through the door.  

I LOVED Sarah and Conner together. They were adorable when he was helping her work on her profile. That was such a sweet scene. The looks between the two were great. 

Conner: The ability to listen might not exist in the male species 

I'm glad Sarah spoke up to Diane she was insane. There was no need to yell at Sarah and Conner. I know that she represented a huge part of the $78 mil that they have to replace, but boy I just wanted them to drop out and say something to her boss about her insane behavior.

Conner goes out to the suburbs to talk to Mason and try to find a way to save this mess. I love how Erin just immediately welcomes him in and starts taking care of them. 

Conner's reaction after hearing Sarah had a date... was it just me or did he seem disappointed? I thought I saw something there. (Ryan the date=adorable and cute.)

I love that the boys were able to turn the tables on Diane and use her behavior as the pitch. The only thing that would have been better would have been her boss recognizing it.

And the episode ends with just the most perfect looks from the boys.

Old Man Out

Mason: I'm the other woman.

It was predictable that they would insult Omahu and then Lewis would be living there. It was also predictable that Conner would end up feeling guilty and getting him a job.

Another Local reference: Empty Bottle.

Tom and Hector are arguing. Tom wants to spend some alone time with the girl friend, and not every moment of the day with Hector. Hector doesn't have anyone (and is still pining for Sarah).

Loved that Mason and Erin find out about Haley from their son. Mason wants to have a moment with Haley about her first love and it totally backfires when Erin starts talking about Derek. (Who they both end up googling later.) 

Opportunity for Beer... big beer. Every ad agency's dream because they have deep pockets.

Sarah's "The Crow is in the Barn" and "The winds are warm this time of year" was funny. So awkward. So Sarah. Of course, Masonw would tell Conner.

Sarah: I'm a total guy's guy
Mason: No one would ever doubt that.

Steve looks like a sweet kid.  That Mason totally outs his daughter's crush was brutal. I liked how later Steve slips the letter under the door. I knew that Mason would read it. And when he brought it to work, I knew it would be Conner to actually open it. I did love Conner's line "Steve.... I don't like Steve". He's like the uncle that tries to protect you from things and would totally take you out to get drunk.

I didn't like that Conner used Hector's work and passed it off as Lewis'. I understand the jam he was in but it was just wrong. I liked how he was going to fess up but wasn't given the opportunity to because Tom already ratted him out. Tom may be fighting with Hector but he knows that Hector's work on that job was fantastic. He deserved credit for the work.

I like that Mason sent the work directly to Stu. Nice move. But I'd watch you're back. That Diane is crazy. You never know what she'll do. 

You almost knew that Simon would end up getting involved in one of the jobs... if not both. I really liked that it wasn't Lewis that told Simon. Lewis might not be that talented but he's a stand up guy.

Tom and Hector make up.  And go to the movies where Tom procedes to make out with his girlfriend.

Loved the final scene with Conner. It was a bit of an omage to that famous Maxell commercial.

I know I missed a bunch of other things I liked but I'm tired of typing..

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tomfoolery815
Mar. 19th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
I move that we talk about What's The Rush before moving on to Odd Man Out. If only because I haven't watched Odd Man Out yet. But if you guys start talking about both at once, I suppose that'll spur me to watch the other one.

And the episode ends with just the most perfect looks from the boys.
Wasn't that great? I love a good subtle ending as in Let Bartlet Be Bartlet with Jed and Leo. (Not all of my comparisons are TWW, FYI. Just the other day I compared a scene in Breaking Bad to one in Boogie Nights. So there. ;-)

I love that the boys were able to turn the tables on Diane and use her behavior as the pitch.
That was fun! I wasn't expecting that. I like this bit of using "our" characters in these commercial pitches.

I LOVED Sarah and Conner together. They were adorable when he was helping her work on her profile. That was such a sweet scene. The looks between the two were great.
They were adorable. Not only am I sticking with my prediction that those two will get together, I'm kinda rooting for it now.

I'm glad Sarah spoke up to Diane she was insane.
Yes. Sarah knew Diane was totally out of line. Good for Sarah for calling her on it.

Right after that, when Conner showed up at Mason and Erin's, I loved TC's delivery of the little riff on beer.

marymary
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
Ok, I'm SO tired right now and I stayed up just to get through both episode and I watched them in the WRONG order, so I'm going to post on both cause I just can't deal with saving half of it until tomorrow. Now or never. :-)

poof, he gets the logo on the screen.

Yes! And for me, it always seems to be the way everybody does everything. :-) Because I felt like the magic was in the way Conner said, "This isn't a wedding and Tony can sit anywhere he wanntss..." looking hard at him as the TV screen bloomed to life. Ha! The way he said the word "wants" knocked me over. *g*

"A lot of our girls don't mind skewing older."

That whole scene was fantastic! I loved how Date Woman was trying to steer Sarah toward inner beauty and older guys and Sarah's like, "No."

I LOVED Sarah and Conner together. They were adorable when he was helping her work on her profile. That was such a sweet scene. The looks between the two were great.

...Conner's reaction after hearing Sarah had a date... was it just me or did he seem disappointed?


Yes! And, honestly, this is the first time I saw anything at ALL between them. Not that it couldn't happen, show-wise, but this episode did a great job as a transition, for Conner's character, on the topic of Sarah.

Conner: The ability to listen might not exist in the male species

Yes. I loved his advice! So good! "You don't want a good listener, you want someone who describes himself as a good listener." Exactly right.

I'm glad Sarah spoke up to Diane she was insane. There was no need to yell at Sarah and Conner.

OMG, that little sound she made as she delivered her last line and walked away! I just love Monica Potter.

I loved a ton of little things about this episode, not the least of which was Conner walking into his office, knowing that Mason would come in behind him, and counting down with his fingers, "3...2...1..." Love that.

Also, Sarah reading the canned dating service brush-off line to Hector and Tom. :-)
marymary
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
It was predictable that they would insult Omahu and then Lewis would be living there.

Yes.

It was also predictable that Conner would end up feeling guilty and getting him a job.

Yes, and I actually loved how guilty Conner felt about Lewis! How tormented he was about the whole thing. Last thread, I demanded a little bit of redemption for Conner and I think I got it. ;-)

Loved that Mason and Erin find out about Haley from their son.

What I thought was so great was how Jack got it wrong. That was very realistic, IMO. Yes, he knew a lot more than his parents -- he knew essenitally what was going on. But he's not interested enough, or privy to the right info, to get the details right. Details like the fact that Haley is NOT dating Steve so there was no actual breakup. All he knows is that Haley doesn't want Steve to date Emily. He extrapolates the rest.

I did love Conner's line "Steve.... I don't like Steve". He's like the uncle that tries to protect you from things and would totally take you out to get drunk.

Yes.

I didn't like that Conner used Hector's work and passed it off as Lewis'. I understand the jam he was in but it was just wrong. I liked how he was going to fess up but wasn't given the opportunity to because Tom already ratted him out.

Yeah. That was wrong and Conner is that kind of guy -- he's spinning plates. Hector fixes the Lewis problem; next he'll fix the Hector problem. So I didn't like that he did that, but I do think he would have made it right once Lewis' job was more secure.

I like that Mason sent the work directly to Stan. Nice move.

Yeah, and I also like that he was all calm and unflappable when she found out. Because he had SAID that she already hated them, so why worry? How much worse could it get? He made a smart move, and he did it right, and then he owned it, right to her face. This is very important to me. If Mason is some wildly talented creative director, I don't want him all scrambling and panicky every week. He should be smart and smooth and in command sometimes.

I really liked that it wasn't Lewis that told Simon. Lewis might not be that talented but he's a stand up guy.

Yeah, and the guys were jerks for not believing him. One minute they'll do anything to help him, the next minute he's a sneaking liar who lies? That was jerky.

Tom and Hector make up. And go to the movies where Tom procedes to make out with his girlfriend.

What are they, 14? That was weird to me. But nice that they made up.

Loved the final scene with Conner. It was a bit of an omage to that famous Maxell commercial.

I know! And I swear they've used that shot of Conner before, haven't they?

I also loved this.
Mason: "He's your ex-partner!"
Conner: "You were partners with Sarah, I don't find that weird, I had no problem with that, I didn't mack out with Lewis..."
Mason: "Bite me."
Conner: "Ok, can do, but first things first..."
All delivered so fast! That's their sweet spot right there, the lightning fast banter. Fantastic.

These two eps were really great, I thought. Good character stuff, but I mostly love all the tiny moments that are so hilarious! All three of the leads are incredibly funny. Still loving this show.

tomfoolery815
Mar. 20th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
I'm going to live-blog this second ep, because I know the effective window for us to talk about these episodes (yeah, thanks, TNT) is rapidly closing.

I loved a ton of little things about this episode, not the least of which was Conner walking into his office, knowing that Mason would come in behind him, and counting down with his fingers, "3...2...1..." Love that.
That was great, wasn't it Mary?

You mentioned the fun of the rapid-fire banter ... somewhere ... and I saw some of that just now, when Mason still has Haley's boyfriend (I'm dealing with this now at Chez Flores Farley) on his mind. Mason asks, and Conner replies "I was 5, she was 6. Age can be an issue" in such a manner as to suggest that there's nothing at all unusual about what he's describing.

And then, a few seconds later, Mason pulls the glasses off Conner's face.
Because they're Mason's.
I love that. :-)
tomfoolery815
Mar. 20th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
Conner: Have I ever asked you for anything?

The look on EM's face so perfectly suggests that Mason thinks "You ask me for things several times a day, actually."
And then Conner says "Thanks" and heads out. Conner seems to take these situations as if anything that isn't a no is a yes. :-)
tomfoolery815
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
The guys were jerks for thinking that being a liar follows being a hack.

Sarah's "The Crow is in the Barn" and "The winds are warm this time of year" was funny. So awkward. So Sarah. Of course, Masonw would tell Conner.

Sarah: I'm a total guy's guy
Mason: No one would ever doubt that.

I love Monica Potter in this role. She's just delightful. "Not the word I was thinking of." Heh, maybe she is a guy's guy. :-)

Steve looks like a sweet kid. That Mason totally outs his daughter's crush was brutal. I liked how later Steve slips the letter under the door.
But did you guys notice that Mason covered for Steve, saying he found it when he got home? That was nice. He's figured out what a good kid Steve is, and is 'shipping Steve and Haley.

And one more, from the first episode of the night:
I loved Tony's reaction. He so did not see that coming. But come on! Erin is hot.
Hell yeah, she is. :-)
gatsbyfan
Mar. 20th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Also, Sarah reading the canned dating service brush-off line to Hector and Tom. :-)
Yeah, that was funny. Because it was like she was reading phone numbers in a phone book. There was no effort to making it sound better.

What I thought was so great was how Jack got it wrong. That was very realistic, IMO. Yes, he knew a lot more than his parents -- he knew essenitally what was going on. But he's not interested enough, or privy to the right info, to get the details right.
See I couldn't tell if he got it wrong or if he got it right and Haley was just covering because she was embarrassed/uncomfortable.

Tom and Hector make up. And go to the movies where Tom procedes to make out with his girlfriend.

What are they, 14? That was weird to me. But nice that they made up.

Yeah, creepy weird. Like he's just happy spending time with his friend and watching a movie. He can't even tell what's going on next to him. Poor Hector.

All three of the leads are incredibly funny. Still loving this show.
Yes. I seem to like it more and more each week. Because its fun and it doesn't require you to think too much.

And then, a few seconds later, Mason pulls the glasses off Conner's face.
Because they're Mason's.
I love that. :-)

Me too. My first thought was hmmm Conner wears glasses too? And then nope, there Mason's.

But did you guys notice that Mason covered for Steve, saying he found it when he got home?
Yeah, I didn't so much think that was covering for Steve so much as covering that he stole the letter and took it to work. That's why Erin was calling him on not finding it when she came home shortly before him.



tomfoolery815
Mar. 20th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't so much think that was covering for Steve so much as covering that he stole the letter and took it to work. That's why Erin was calling him on not finding it when she came home shortly before him.
Yeah, probably, Gatz. Although I do think Mason was 'shipping Steve and Haley at that point. :-)
tomfoolery815
Apr. 3rd, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Why is Joan showing up in a Trust Me thread?

Because, TV Guide just told me, Christina Hendricks is engaged to Geoffrey Arend, aka Hector.

Makes the kissing Sarah on this show seem more plausible, doesn't it? ;-)
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