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Men in Trees: Talk for Tat

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 7th 2006 11:01AM
men in trees(S01E05) Geez Louise, there sure was a lot of sex in that episode. A lot. Elmo was suffering from a late fall heat wave... double entendre is intended. Basically, everyone is hot and horny. Except the raccoon.

So... the big news is that Jack and Marin hooked up. A lot. In fact, their first tryst happened within the first 15 minutes of the show. So much for the sexual tension, but I think that's a good thing. I guess the writers have a good grasp on how that little storyline was going to get old soon. Although, sleeping together could just add another layer to the sexual tension between Marin and Jack. Only time will tell.

Once again, a very sweet story with Annie and Patrick. Poor Patrick is a virgin and freaks out about having sex with Annie. He darts off and then, when he gets his courage to go back to her, he gets his hand stuck in the condom dispenser in the bar bathroom. I laughed out loud as the effort to remove his hand became a project for all the men in the bar. In the end, they removed the machine from the wall and Patrick ran around Elmo with it stuck on his hand. And there was an obvious reference to Say Anything, with him holding the condom dispenser over his head as Annie looking down on him from her window.

Annie and Marin obviously still don't fit in in Elmo, Alaska. Both of them are a little pushy and super talkative about everything and, well, Elmo folks just aren't that way. They're people of few words and the big city gals with their "Where's this relationship going?" attitude kind-of rub people the wrong way. But, Marin learned in the end that silence is beneficial, too.

The Ben and Sara storyline is getting interesting. I was so glad to see Ben stand up to Teresa, who has been treating him like crap, last week. Now it seems he has moved on from her (even though they're still married) and is courting his ex-girlfriend, Sara.

I really, really like this show. I adore each and every character and their nuances. The women versus men angle of this show makes it approachable by both sexes. I just wish ABC would give it a fighting chance and move it off Friday nights. It would make a great pairing with Ugly Betty.

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erroneous_nick

I began watching this show only because I found Six Degrees boring, which my wife and daughter loved, so I had to find a viable "girl friendly" series to replace it, otherwise I'd have been persona non grata in my own home. Boy, am I ever glad I put my dislike of Anne Heche aside and gave this show a try. I believe I like it more than the females in my home and I agree wit J. Free and Beth that it's time there was something good for adults on the TV on Fridays. Not all of us have the urge to "go out" on the weekends, nor do we all have the budget for it, either, so good TV on weekend evenings is a welcome change. I just hope it stays on the air.

October 08 2006 at 11:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Beth

This show is hillarious. Finally, a decent show for adults on Friday nights. However, I would like to see it in a better primetime slot for more viewers to watch.I haven't missed an episode & I've gotten everyone hooked I've shared the show with. Record on DVR if we you can't be home. The plot will thicken folks, be patient. It's my favorite show of the new season. Beth

October 08 2006 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jordy

i do love this show and i actually hope they keep it in this slot. it's about time there was some good television on friday nights.

October 07 2006 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

In other words, they slept together but they actually slept - together.

I don't know what it is, but in all honesty I haven't been able to get into this show and I don't know why. Maybe it's residual dislike of Anne Heche.

October 07 2006 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cdmc

MrsEldubya, Marin and Jack slept together in the premiere but they did not have sex.

I loved the episode. I keep coming back for more.

October 07 2006 at 12:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gene

I haven't yet seen this show, but judging from promos and the recap of this episode... um, isn't this just a remake of "Northern Exposure?"

October 07 2006 at 11:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tammy

Didn't Marin and Jack hook up in like the 2nd episode? I thought they had already slept together prior to this one.

I love this show too. I've told everyone who will listen to me to watch it too. It seems if I really enjoy a show that's a tad different, it gets canceled so I'm trying to prevent that.

October 07 2006 at 11:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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