FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS “The Benefits of Mardi Gras”; “The Benefit of Mentors” Review

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS "The Benefits of Mardi Gras" and "The Benefit of Mentors" Season 1, Episodes 7 – Mardis Gras and porn…Friends with Benefits had kind of a theme week with its two new episodes, "The Benefits of Mardi Gras" and "The Benefit of Mentors." Getting naked will get you stuff.

Sara, like her real-life actress, is from Louisiana and she invites the gang down to her parents’ housefor New Orleans on the same weekend that her sister is having a baby shower. Perfect timing. Of course, Sara picks a fight with her sister over the inheritance of a sapphire ring just before they head south. The ring ends up in a King Cake which Ben, in what I can only assume was a Hurricane-induced binge, scarfs down, ring and all.

Ah, bring out the laxative jokes. They always get the party goin’. I found myself far more entertained by Aaron, Fitz and Riley out on Bourbon Street. To get over his fear of sudden nudity, Aaron gets blitzed and mistakes a random chick for Riley. While he’s hooking up with her, the real Riley is puking her guts out thanks to some oyster shots. Finally! An accurate representation of Mardi Gras on TV! What’s really telling is that Aaron clearly still has feelings for Riley. I would rather they hook up than Ben and Sara, mostly because Sara seems to be on a quest to insult everything I love. This week it was Lord of the Rings, which she doesn’t need to know about because she’s pretty. Her words. Read More...


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