FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS "The Benefit of Being Shallow" and "The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger" Season 1 Episodes 9 and 10 – I learned two things from this week’s episodes of Friendswith Benefits, "The Benefit of Being Shallow" and "The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger." One, Sara is shallow. Two, I want to be Aaron’s girlfriend. And not just because he could afford to build me a dog.
Yes, my hatred of Sara grew again this week, as she started dating a blind man and quickly fell apart when she realized he couldn’t give her what she needed, which is apparently constant validation about her prettiness. This exact same plot was used on The Golden Girls, yet for some reason, when I catch that episode on Lifetime or Hallmark, I don’t feel like smacking Blanche across the face and telling her to get over herself.
While Sara was banging Mr. Magoo, Ben proved himself equally shallow when he started dating a girl who always wore a hat. I figured it would be revealed that she was going bald or something, but it turned out that the hats were to hide a large birthmark on her forehead, which is, of course, a deal breaker for Ben. But at least Ben can admit that he’s flawed. Sara still thinks she’s awesome. Read More...