You guys. The delivery of that line was nothing but pure perfection. I laughed and laughed. Well played, Jenna’s DILF.
Alright, let’s talk about this most gif-able episode of Awkward. (For real, I am DYING for HBC‘s gif post already.) Not only was this episode heavy on Matty (and hence, eye candy), but he was stripping like he was motherfuckin’ Magic Mike, and speaking of, TAMARA’S DANCE, OMG. There are already gifs of that and they are as glorious as you’d imagine. But let’s go ahead and have a look at the one we’re ALL dying for, shall we?
Um, amazing. That shit looks straight up like the end of an 80′s movie and I LOVE IT.
This episode was much better for me than last week’s. The love triangle stuff was entertaining and funny, but also gave us some set up for the future of that storyline, and I’m excited about it. Awww, Matty. Master Saboteur. I mean, there was never any doubt that that’s what he was doing, right? But it was still fun watching him do it. And you know, we haven’t seen much of it from him so far this year, but Matty is FUNNY. I loved every part of the peeing in the hot tub conversation. God, Billy would lose his mind. He hates hot tubs and he hates when people pee in the OCEAN, much less pools and especially hot tubs. But anyway, how can Jake be so clueless? And did Matty ALWAYS strip that much in front of him? Doesn’t he think that’s weird?
Other than that, I mean … not much new to say about that. Like I said, I loved the dad in the hot tub scene, but I really don’t see how a hot tub is like a sex swing, especially when it’s right outside your sliding glass door where you can see everything, AND you bought your daughter a giant box of condoms for Christmas. So … ?
This was also a really good episode for a lot of minor characters. Tamara was really cracking me up, and I sort of feel like she and Val might need to interact more. I love her and all of her batshit insane Ricky Schwartz stuff, and the dance team was just TOO MUCH, in the most perfect way ever. Plus, I loved the BBF/BFF conversation, which was SO teenage girl (and also so a conversation I could see having with That Bitch Amy, like now, as 31 year olds).
Val was a bit of a mixed bag, but with more to like than not. I LOVED her grand entrance with “HOLLA!!!!!” And I did like the anti-bullying storyline, mostly because it gave Sadie a ton of occasion to be a bitch, which is my favorite thing ever. You guys, when Tamara was going apeshit crazy at Ricky in the gym, the look on Sadie’s face was THE EXACT LOOK on MY face any time shit goes down–pure, unadulterated, bitchy bystander GLEE. (Sidenote: I am pissed at Ryan Murphy for ruining that word for me.) Anyway, Val. I like her in the new role (and LOVE the new hairdo), but I really could’ve done without her weird thing with the new guidance counselor.
You know, I feel like on any show, the “wacky” character is the hardest one to balance. You want them for some comic relief, and a lot of times they’re actually part of the plot. They start off hilarious, so you think people want more, but in reality, they’re hilarious in part because of how rare and random their moments are. I feel like any time the writers are trying to write in Val this season, they need to take what they think is a good amount of Val, and cut it in half. And that would be perfect. Because as we discussed last week, we only have like 22 precious minutes.
That basically leaves Jenna’s parents, which … gah. Ripped my heart out. I’m glad that Jenna and her mom seem to be working it out, but I’m just sad for all of them! And I want DILF to come back! Clearly, Jenna’s mom needs him there to balance out her parenting. So I’m just holding out hope that since Jenna doesn’t have a car yet and Tamara says the first separation never sticks that he’ll be back soon.
Next week looks AMAZING, you guys. CHURCH CAMP. I feel like I’ve won the recapping lottery, holy shit. Haha, holy shit. That’s a pun!
But back to this episode. What did you guys think? Favorite lines or moments? Anything I forgot? Gif requests you want me to pass along to HBC? Any other thoughts or things you want to discuss? Lay it on me in the comments!