Dirt: You Don't Know Jack
(S01E05) I still don't know Jack. Why? Because Dawson was barely in the episode. He's gay, we knew that, and now Lucy is going to put it in print. It was how the story developed that I liked. It was completely not what I expected.
From the moment we found out that Jack played for the other team, you knew it was going to become one of Lucy's cover stories. But I just expected it to be a situation when she was hitting a dry spell and needed a quick headline. I never saw it coming when we found out that Jack, America's premiere action hero, was a bit of a man-whore.
On top of that, It surprised me when Leo advocated the release of the story. Sure, he was hurt, but he also doesn't seem like the type of guy who'd be ready for the scrutiny of the public eye. But as Lucy said, they'll just "Photoshop the hell" out of Leo's face. My point is that, once again, this show has me impressed. It's not always what you expect.
The best part of the episode was, by far, Wayne Brady. Fresh off his guest-role on How I Met Your Mother as Barney's gay half-brother, he plays a thug here. A scary-as-hell thug. Brought back memories of his altered self from Chappelle's Show. He could have yelled out, "Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch" and it would have fit perfectly here. I wouldn't have flinched. He's a talented actor though, lots of versatility.
Don's story still bugs me but I feel like I've complained about that enough in the past. What I loved here was Willa's story. She's almost become Lucy's validation for being in the business. Just when Lucy doubts herself, she sees Willa pouring her heart out to get a story and Lucy derives a satisfaction from that.
Other things I liked:
I'm glad things are progressing with Holt and Lucy. It makes sense and Julia's drug addiction is getting annoying.
Speaking of that, Garbo freaks me out. Does she ever use her own drugs? It seems like she just gets everyone else high and then makes out with them.
I hope Prince Tyreese is still around. I liked his character, but the way Tweety and his crew dealt with his betrayal seemed a bit harsh. Especially since Aundre G's death still hasn't been 100% pinned on Tweety yet either.
Despite everything bad that happened to Brent in this episode (Dick for dinner anyone?), I still don't like him. He's just such an ass.
The word "moist" was used. Priceless.
At this point, I'm in this for the season. I want to know what happens and let's be honest. There are plenty of other shows on that are worse than this. The acting may be corny, the setting unrealistic, but the story has legs. I can look past everything else if the twists and turns keep coming.