Up All Night Recap: Bathtub Fedora

In choosing to make Reagan a career-focused woman and Chris a stay-at-home dad, Up All Night was priming itself for some major juxtaposition scenes down the line. It's considered hacky at this point to write scripts where the woman's desire for another child gets in the way of the man's job, and though the roles were reversed on last night's episode "Baby Fever," it still felt like well-trodden sitcom territory. There were a few key differences, obviously: Chris got to lament his wife's lack of interest in a new baby while playing hockey, shoving guys around. And Reagan's career advancement took the form of wearing her boss's fancy jacket and spending half the day shoe shopping. If nothing else, Up All Night is the sitcom that tries enough.

I guess I just find myself longing for more overtly funny moments. It's easy for Up All Night to settle into a groove, but like a String Cheese Incident groove that's sort of just there. In "Baby Fever," we at least got that moment where Reagan came home to find Chris in the bathtub wearing a fedora, which was certainly unexpected. (Mad Men returns March 25, everyone.) Everything else, though, was a few mirror images away from According To Jim. Read More...



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