Life In Pieces Season 3 Episodes 19 & 20 Review

I didn't get a chance to review the Life in Pieces episode from two weeks ago, but I'm going to provide a short review of it, in addition to my standard long-form review of the most recent episode. Let's get to it!

Episode 19: #TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement:
I loved the last #TBT episode, so I had high expectations for this episode going into it. One perk is that it didn't feature a Matt & Colleen baby story! That should be an automatic 10/10!

However, the stories were all really good. It felt like a classic Life In Pieces episode, which hasn't been the case for many episodes this season. I truly laughed at this episode and was delighted throughout. I hope they go back to episodes like this in the future. And more on John being a pilot, too! That was so much fun!

Score: 10/10
Grade: A+

Episode 20: Lingerie Cookbook Gamble Surrogate:
In the first story, Heather calls Tim and Tyler at the mall to ask them to get Sam a new bra. Tim is reluctant, but he agrees. He tells Tyler to get the bra, but Tyler doesn't want to go into the store because of all the women in the store. Tim and Tyler decide to go in together. When the saleswoman asks for details about what bra he needs, Tim has no clue. He calls Heather for help, but she offers nothing of any use. He eventually buys all of the bras that the saleswoman brings to him. They then find out that the one bra comes with free panties, so Tyler picks a pair out. Nothing about this is weird at all!

In the second story, Joan decides to revive the family cookbook, and she asks Jen for a recipe. Jen doesn't cook, but she tries to find a recipe just to prove that she isn't completely incompetent in the kitchen. She decides to just lie and pass someone else's recipe off as her own. She really lays it on thick with her story, and Joan is so touched by it that she decides to get crabs so Jen can make the recipe. Jen tries her best to make this not a disaster, and the soup turns out well.

In the third story, Heather leaves John to babysit the girls, since Sam is grounded. Sam isn't taking things well, since everyone else that she knows is at a party. Her friend Jenna is supposed to wear red to the party to rebel, but Sophia is doubtful. So they gamble on it, along with other things. Tyler and Clementine come to take over for John, but they too get sucked into the betting. They then discover that Jenna and Madison (another girl there) have gotten closer in Sam's absence. John comforts her about it.

In the fourth story, Matt and Colleen are driving her sister Rita crazy with their requests. When she brings fried chicken to a family gathering, they keep her from eating it, even though she's not pregnant yet. At 4 AM, Matt and Colleen start freaking out because Rita isn't home yet, but she arrives home. She's drunk, and she wants to party with friends. They get in an argument and Rita tells her she can get another surrogate. Rita is getting ready to leave, but Colleen convinces her to stay. 

I didn't dislike this episode, but it wasn't good either. It was incredibly mediocre. The second story was by far the best, and I genuinely laughed at it. The first and third weren't too bad, but I didn't like them all that much, either. I did laugh at lines during the stories from Heather and John, respectively, but other than that they weren't too good. 

The fourth story, however, was a travesty. The Matt and Colleen baby story has gotten way too much attention this season and I am so sick of it. It just not funny and it's a complete waste of time. I'm actually getting really annoyed by it at this point. The stories feel repetitive and the time spent on them would be better used on something else. Anything else. I don't dislike the Matt and Colleen characters at all but they've been reduced to just this storyline all season and I'm so sick of it. I need this madness to end sooner rather than later.

There wasn't nearly enough Joan this week, either. Seriously, just give Joan the attention that Matt and Colleen get every freaking week and I'll be happy.

Score: 6/10
Grade: C-

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