Benched 1.3

  • Things felt more forced here. Viewers had to accept that Nina must be pretty darn dumb to buy the whole “night in jail” gag. Plus the script really laid on the negative side of her personality a bit thick in the opening scenes, to set things up for the “lesson” she would eventually learn. Eliza Coupe still brought the funny, of course. But we had to wait until the second half of the episode for the laughs to appear.
  • The other storyline did a nice job of bringing out the other characters. There were no mad laugh out loud moments but it was all amusing and worth watching.