The Big C s3 ep 7

As soon as the previouslies start, with Susan Sarandon’s Joy shimmying onto the screen, we kind of know that something is going to happen between Joy and Paul, and so it proves; she makes a play, he half-heartedly fends her off, but since later on he’s knocking one out to one of her infomercials we can, I think, be pretty sure that it won’t end there. As soon as Cathy starts pressing gratuitous handfuls of cash onto Dave and Maxine, presently incubating the baby in the demented adoption storyline, we kind of know that it’s a scam.  And as soon as Adam is challenged to come up with something better than an iPad to take to his church’s charity sale, we kind of know that he’s going to take something out of – previouslies again – that lockup where Cathy stored all the gifts she bought for him to have after she dies. (In fairness, I wasn’t quite expecting the car. What a fuckwit.)

Oh God. I don’t like it when people watch a show just so they can snark about it later. But I’m getting close to that point with The Big C; were it not for the fact that there are only a few episodes to go, I’d probably chuck it.

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3 thoughts on “The Big C s3 ep 7

  1. Tim September 27, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    This was awful. It feels a bit like the main characters are increasingly becoming caricatures of themselves.

    I kind of get that Paul’s loyalties might be vulnerable given that he knows he is likely to be a widower sooner rather than later, but the execution made him seem kinda pathetic. (And, isn’t it almost a 100% exact carbon-copy rip-off of a storyline in Episodes season 1?)

    The one arc I really don’t get is Adam’s. Yes, we get that he’s all conflicting emotions and raging hormones right now, but all we’re getting is the completely idiotic side of the character right now. Giving away your car because your girlfriend offers to put out and you’re mad with your mum – really? I’m with Cathy – I’d have liked to have driven away with the car too, but I’d have been tempted to reverse over Adam first.

    What with Sean being led up all sorts of unexpected paths too, we might as well call this The Season of Being Gullible …

  2. Jed Bartlet September 27, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    Everything that worked in season 2 seems to have been discarded. And I’m back where I was in season 1: I don’t actually like any of these people, and I don’t care what happens to them.

    • Tim September 27, 2013 / 10:34 pm

      Sadly, that’s where I’m heading too. Although I’ll always have a soft spot for Sean and Andrea.

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