Without my knowledge or assistance, Men in Trees has continued to exist. In fact, it has a following of rabid fans. Who knew? Letâ€™s watch and see if Whatsername and Whosits still have a confusing relationship filled with sexual tension.
Whosits, by name of Jack, assumedly drown at sea lat week. Whatsername, name of Marin, will find ways to cope. Since she probably still likes him. I havenâ€™t watched the show in a long time, but I assume thatâ€™s the case.
Also, Marin has a half-naked man in her kitchen. The top half-naked. This is broadcast television, after all. She is trying to keep him healthy. He looks about 20 years younger than her. Iâ€™m going to assume heâ€™s her uncle.
Some folks named Sara and Eric are main characters. I donâ€™t know their deal, aside from Sara liking to sleep in and Eric liking to pray. It probably goes a little deeper than that. Oh, Sara works at a diner and Eric is a Bible study group. Well, one character deepened. A little.
Oh no, bar characters. I donâ€™t have the mental capacity to keep track of all of these people. Iâ€™m sticking two the main four. Which is easy. Because one of them might not be an issue any longer.
Jack was tracking whales when his ship went down, which reminds me of Voyage of the Mimi. That was a barely educational show I was force to watch in middle school. Hey, maybe thatâ€™s where this forced TV watching stems from.
Coast Guard found a piece of life raft, so theyâ€™re calling off the search for Jack. By the way, the piece didnâ€™t have Jack on it. Thatâ€™s a crucial bit of information. The nameless (to me) characters in the bar look sad.
Everyone in town is coping in a different way. Watching old movies, listening to old records, putting old people in homes. To each their own.
Hold on, one of the nameless hordes had been struck by lightening. They say once youâ€™re struck by lightening, your odds of getting struck again go up. Which is nonsense. Sure, people who get struck by lightening tend to do things that get them struck by lightening. So their odds are above average. But getting struck doesnâ€™t raise your odds.
Marin is doing a lot of looking inwards. And outwards. Reminders of Whosits everywhere. Outward. And inward. But itâ€™s hard to show inward without outward. And itâ€™s hard to show your emotions outwardly without the inward part. Itâ€™s a circle of emotion.
Thereâ€™s a in-no-way-veiled metaphor about sonatas in effect. Each story has three parts, like a sonata. There you go. The nonexistent veil has been lifted. Which means it hasnâ€™t been lifted.
Eric has a parishioner with troubles crashing his home, which doesnâ€™t make Sara happy. This plot point is boring and will not be brought up, by me, again.
Not even one episode goes by and Jack is back. Iâ€™m hoping itâ€™s Marinâ€™s imagination and weâ€™re going to have to deal with some deeper issues. Weâ€™ll see, after this commercial break.
Jack got picked up by a Russian freighter, or he didnâ€™t if this is Marinâ€™s insanity. I will now pretend that Jack is a ghost, from now on. A gruff and grumbly ghost.
Everyone else can see the ghost too. I will pretend that they are humoring Marin.
Half-naked man needs new kidneys, and heâ€™s lying about it to his niece, Marin. Will uncles never learn?
Marin is making it with a ghost now. In a truck. I donâ€™t understand how he can walk through walls but still touch physical objects. Pfft, ghosts.
So there you have it, rabid fans. No in depth analysis. No attention to detail. No pulled punches. It wasnâ€™t a terrible show, but I canâ€™t see myself watching week after week. You know, on purpose.
Oh, and Marin is moving in with a ghost.
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