After three weeks of the Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer bromance “Franklin & Bash” has become something to anticipate. The show continues to be great week after week. This week’s episode didn’t end with courtrooms and suits, rather a party and drinks (which was nice and refreshing). Yup, “Franklin & Bash” is becoming one of the funnest things on TV (and a nice break from those terrible teenage drama shows I’m so addicted to).
- Director: Andrew Fleming
- Writer: Kristi Korzec
- Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Malcolm McDowell, Garcelle Beauvais, Jillian Bell, Leonardo Nam
Episode Title: “Jennifer of Troy”
The Infeld Daniels firm takes the case of a plain jane woman who believes she was wrongly let go from her job at a men’s magazine for being too good-looking. Meanwhile, the man-cave’s overwhelming technology causes the server to crash, leaving everyone disconnected from their respective gadgets and porn.
- Jillian Bell/Jennifer: TNT hired “SNL” writer to play plain jane Jennifer. Needless to say, she was excellent. Bell’s character worked at a men’s magazine (think Esquire or maybe even Playboy). She files a lawsuit against her employer for firing her because she was ‘too beautiful.’ Bell doesn’t have a perfectly symmetrical face, nor is she a size 2, but she aces playing a character who blindingly believes she’s better looking than the girls on magazine covers.
- Busy, busy: This week the show was busy with two cases and three story lines. The most important, of course, was Jennifer’s case, but by adding two more story lines into the mix, this week’s show picked up the pace, in a good way. None of the stories felt rushed or forced. They all fell into place.
- Jokes: We’ve made this clear. “Franklin & Bash” have jokes and funny cultural references for days! Heck, even the facial expressions on many of the characters draw tons of laughs. It works!
- Twist of ‘Jennifer of Troy’: This show continues to be great, mostly because it’s got good actors who know how to delivering a line with charisma and wit. But the twist that made last week’s episode so great, was lacking in last night’s episode. The premise of the show was interesting. How do you define beauty? However, when the twist of the case was revealed, I felt robbed. I was looking for a better explanation. Yes, the Jennifer case was interesting and the twist was unexpected, but it just wasn’t what I wanted/was looking for. It felt like the subject of the case should have had a more solid twist.
Great jokes and plenty of juicy and entertaining story lines – that’s what you got in in last night’s episode.
“Franklin & Bash” airs every Wednesday night on TNT!
What did you think of last night’s episode?