The Class: The Class Gets Frozen Yogurt
The Kyle/Holly storyline is straight out of the Bad Sitcom Misunderstanding Handbook. Kyle can't tell Holly that she's annoying, so he says he doesn't want her and Oprah around his school because he's still got feelings for her. Then he finally pulls strings after an appeal from Perry, who makes the obvious statement of the year: "We all have feelings we don't want, but we push them right down." Uh, yeah. No shit. Anyway, when Kyle finally tells Holly why he lied, she still thinks he has feelings for her. Hilarious. Send all of these characters down an elevator shaft and The Class automatically gets 33% better.It looks like Richie and Lina are going to continue to be star-crossed. Richie's wife -- Sara Gilbert, of all people -- constantly insults him. He needs money, so he goes to work for Duncan at Yonk and Nicole's place. They can sort of talk about the stuff that gets in the way of what they want, but not really. Yeesh. The presence of Richie's wife makes the story with him and Lina less funny and more angsty, neither of which is helpful. So now we have two triangles to deal with (Duncan/Nicole/Yonk and Richie/Richie's shrewish wife/Lina) and right now neither is that interesting.
So, back to the only decent story: Kat getting Ethan to try ten samples at the frozen yogurt shop and then not buy anything. It's funny because Kat always has good lines; when Ethan tells her what he wants to get in the opening scene, she deadpans, "It's exciting going behind the scenes of your order." And it was kind of funny that she had Ethan hold her ground on line, even though a kid whose dog just died was behind him. But I have to wonder, where are these two characters going? Are they going to date? Just stay friends? Why is Kat even trying to transform the too-nice Ethan? There's nothing beneath the story; the irony is, though, that it's the only pair where "story" isn't getting in the way of "humor." So maybe the whole show should be about Kat and Ethan and leave it at that.
Oh, and we see how well Lina's doing back at her receptionist's job. Nice of her company to not make any effort to adapt her workplace to her current disabled status, huh? Anyway, there's no reason why she's there beyond showing the latest cliffhanger: Richie's wife works in her building... as the janitor! OOOOOOHHH! Can't wait to see what happens next!
Well, not really. Like I said, this show is starting to lose me. I'm giving it one more week, and if fails to bring the funny, I'm walking away. It's a shame; after How I Met Your Mother, I'm primed to laugh. Too bad The Class is failing to deliver.