RESCUE ME “Menses” Review

RESCUE ME "Menses" Season 7 Episode 2 – Last week’s episode ended on a game changer as Tommy’s daughter went on another binge and he found himself blowing holes the tavern walls and once again confronting the ghosts of his past. Or so I thought. The way "Menses" played out, last week might never have happened. There were no consequences for Tommy’s rage, and no consequence for Colleen’s binge. Indeed, in her first scene on the show she stomps onscreen to shrilly demand that her father go get her some tampons.

This episode embraced – or tried to embrace – the comedy aspect of the show. You know how there’relines in comedy where you can be as misogynistic, homophobic, racist etc as you like, so long as the punch line works? Well, the punch line did not work. Watching the women of Tommy’s household gang up on him as he ignorantly demands they toe the line was just uncomfortable. You could imagine the director giving instructions to the actresses: "Be more shrill! That’s it-you’re a harpy, go for it. Squeal, ladies, so the bats can hear!" Read More...


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