House of Lies 1.06 "Our Descent into Los Angeles" Review

House of Lies debuts its sixth episode and midway point with "Our Descent into Los Angeles," as Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) works to prevent his son's expulsion from school when a boy claims he was sexually assaulted, and Jeannie (Kristen Bell) has a mini-breakdown about her wedding.  "Our Descent into Los Angeles" offers another promising step for the series, though not without its faults.

You know, it’s a shame that with all the Superbowl shenanigans I didn’t get a chance to talk about House of Lies last week with "Utah," which despite a lame anal subplot I found to be one of the stronger character-based episodes of House of Lies to date, and one of the better uses of the "job of the week" formula that often gets in the way of giving the series any solid grounding.  That’s exactly why "Our Descent into Los Angeles" caught my eye, as it largely eschewed any weekly clients to devote some time to its actual characters.  Whether or not it succeeded in that, is a matter of personal taste. Read More...


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