Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER
Tara Ariano

S03.E09: Crate

Recommended Posts

Thornhill leads in the polls, so Selina and her staff wonder how to make her more down-to-earth. Meanwhile, Jonah meets with strategist Bill Ericsson about a job; and a pompous journalist interviews the vice president.

Share this post


Link to post

Jonah's Mother. Wow. So many questions addressed and raised. 
Bathroom hilarity. It's only right that Selena should have to care for Gary finally. Aaand then she abandons him. Of course. 
Happy Dan is the scariest Dan we've yet seen. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

During the bathroom scene, I was afraid someone would open the door and find Selina and Gary in a weird compromising position, so I loved that it ended up being just the two of them laughing hysterically.

Share this post


Link to post

Jonah saying to his mom, "Do you think you could talk to Uncle Jeff for me? I want a job on my own merits, and I think that he's the guy to get it for me," was so perfect for him.

 

I also loved Mike asking Siri, "Why does God allow suffering?"

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post

I was very shocked that potus will resign. Of course, the rug could be pulled out from under them. 

 

After reading about JLD saying she can get TH to break character and laugh all the time, I lean toward the bathroom scene being adlibbed and those two just cracking up. That was a lot of fun to watch. 

 

That journalist guy was pretty insufferable. It sucks that politicians have to kiss everyone's ass all the time, and just not say, "I don't really like you, and you're kind of boorish." Though the fact that the crate was $1200 is a semi-legit story, I don't understand why Kent just say it was his gift to Selina for the campaign, and he paid it out of his own pocket. As long as it's not with campaign funds and was a gift, who cares?

 

As damaging as the comments were, I don't actually think they were a torpedo for the campaign. It costs a ridiculous amount of money to run campaigns now, and it's just stupid. I would have just said, 'you know what, we are constantly campaigning and trying to raise funds all the time. It's part of the reason why congress sucks so bad because they always have to fly home for fundraisers, rather than work in congress. We appreciate all the donations. We were just frustrated. Sorry." She would have taken a hit but I think she could have bounced back.

 

I actually felt slightly bad for Jonah because he knows people don't like him, but at the same time, he knows he's an asshole and doesn't care about it. 

Share this post


Link to post
I was very shocked that potus will resign. Of course, the rug could be pulled out from under them.

 

No spoilers, but: there were two episodes last night, and that storyline paid off in the second (called "New Hampshire"). Catch it on HBO Go or in the re-air this week.

Share this post


Link to post

 Though the fact that the crate was $1200 is a semi-legit story, I don't understand why Kent just say it was his gift to Selina for the campaign, and he paid it out of his own pocket. As long as it's not with campaign funds and was a gift, who cares?

 

I'm not saying I think it should be a huge deal, but there was more going on there than possible misuse of campaign funds.

 

The crate was part of her attempt to be folksy, and show that she's one of the common people. If it's actually a $1,200 crate, that makes her look hypocritical, regardless of whether it was bought by her campaign, or it was a gift from someone.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I loved the enormous portrait of Jonah hanging on the wall in his mother's living room. Hilarious. And now we finally know POTUS's last name: Hughes. Did we ever know that before?

Edited by iMonrey
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I would love some production details from the maker of the portrait, to be in the room when they commissioned it, "It needs to look youthful but cunty, SUPER cunty. Can you do that?"

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

I usually end up feeling sorry for the character who is the designated butt of every joke, but with this show, where every character is awful, somehow Jonah remains the worst. I never feel even the slightest twinge of sympathy for him, so I was actually a little worried when I saw him at home with his mother. It's always hard for me to hate someone when I see them interact with their mother. Luckily, those scenes just revealed the depth of Jonah's douchebaggery. Everything, from the giant portrait to Jonah coaching his mom through that phone call, was note perfect.

JLD was completely amazing, from her epic "Loser!" diatribe to her giddiness with Gary. She's easily the best comedic actor on TV.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post

When she said that, it reminded me of the Seinfeld episode where she didn't want to sit at the singles table "with all the losers" at a wedding. Honestly, I have no problem seeing Selina as a totally separate and distinct character but every once in a while JLD says or does something that totally reminds me of Elaine.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

When we found out about the president resigning my first thought was "did this show get cancelled?????"

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×