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FAMILY TREE: "THE AUSTERITY GAMES" REVIEW

After uncovering a few goofy secrets but then hitting a bit of a dead end last week in "Treading the Boards," Tom's persistent perusing of his aunt's trunk helped him flesh out a few more corners of his family this week in "The Austerity Games." Some good stuff here, but also sometimes inconsistent with the humor, Family Tree continued along its quirky, enjoyable path. Because while there wasn't anything actually funny about discovering that Tom's grandfather William was a boxer in the 1948 Summer Games (he wasn't untalented or peculiar really), there were still moments of comedy to mine; namely Pete trying to bond with the Rastafari gym manager and then getting beaten badly in the ring by a middle-schooler. READ MORE...

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