This is not a great start.
Look, this is my first post of 2015, but even that can’t offset the fact that before this I saw the 13th, and last, episode of Selfie, a show that never even got a proper season finale while this show staggers forward into the second half of its fourth season. That already had me primed to be somewhat less than gracious, but then we have the following happen in the first five minutes:
- the diminutive Asian diner owner referred to as “Han Jobs”
- the implication that he knows more about gadgets than Caroline because “formerly rich doesn’t beat currently Asian”
- his immediate defence of the Australian woman he’s flirting with online, saying “she’s part Aboriginal but has a great personality!”
So allow me to say, right now, eff absolutely everything about this show. This is some straight-up racist garbage and it physically pained me to have to listen to these lines. They made me want to visit the writers’ room with a sock full of so many quarters people would think I was about to spend two weeks at the arcade. Continue reading