In Plain Sight Review: And We Hope...
Mary hates romantic comedies. Well, there's no surprise there, but is it the love story she doesn't like or simply the inane ritual of two people who never say what they really feel?
The one thing Mary lacks is the patience to deal with anybody's crap. She says what she thinks and is frustrated when others don't do the same. As a viewer, I love Mary's candor, which frequently manifests itself as sarcasm. It's frequently entertaining to hear her unfiltered thoughts find a voice.
So as much as I love a good romcom, I completely understood Mary's impatience with the star crossed couple in "Love In the Time of Colorado." If only one of them had voiced their feelings, imagine all of the angst that could have been avoided.
Speaking of angst, did you think Marshall was actually going to say something to Mary about how he feels about her at the airport? Oh, I knew it was a long shot, but I couldn't help but hope.
I couldn't get enough of Marshall jumping to Mary's rescue when that sleazy training officer had his hands all over her. Not that I think she needed the help. It really would have been fun to see her take the guy down. It's just great to see Marshall's feelings for her boil over every now and again. He simply can't control it all the time.
I love that Marshall can admit to feeling powerless when it comes to all that Mary has been through the last couple of years. At least he can be honest about that with himself and his shrink. Though I'm not sure how Mary would take it if he actually said it to her.
Stan putting Scalavino, the training officer on notice was great. Stan is like a little pit bull you always want in your corner. He fights for his people and not always by the rules.
Is Mary getting left behind? Marshall is obviously concerned. Brandi's getting married. Jinx is on the road to recovery. Marshall's got a girlfriend. Where does that leave Mary?
Mary's final thoughts told us that it isn't that she hates love stories, it's just that she hasn't found hers yet. We all hope that maybe she'll realize it's closer than she thinks, don't we?
In Plain Sight: "Love In the Time of Colorado"
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