12 Nov 2014 | 2 years ago | From: TV Overmind | Clicks: 1,021
On most comedies – particularly young ones vying for attention in a crowded genre – “Hooked and Booked” would be an easy-through line for romantic story lines, centered around the things men and women will do to garner each other’s attention/praise/Hot Glances/etc. And there are moments early on where it feels like Benched‘s third episode is heading in that direction, especially after splitting up the men and women (well, singular woman) – but as the episode carries on, it reveals itself to be something a bit more subtler and less sugar-glazed than one might expect. The central plot of the episode – Nina getting herself imprisoned because Phil fools her into thinking it’s some rite of passage for public defenders – is a great story to construct an episode around, for two reasons. The first is the obvious one: it gives Eliza Coupe plenty of comedic fodder to work with: and…
Benched Season 1 Episode 3 Review: “Hooked and Booked” [...]


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