Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Penny Earned Review

A Penny Earned Review

Roommates of any can be difficult to live with and sometimes it requires adjustment and more often than not compromises. We've seen the difficulties of clashing roommates with Bernard and Eugene (Room Mates) and with Connie and Lindsey and Tamika and Kelly (Best of Enemies) so my question at the end of a Penny Saved was how will Connie and Penny be as room mates?

Right away in a Penny Earned we see that Connie will be challenged living with Penny? How? Well, for starters the playing board games till really late in the morning and Penny using the walls of Penny's room as canvas. But the main aspect of the episode is her trying to find a job in Odyssey. In some ways it reminded me of Connie's struggle in the episode What are you Gonna Do With Your Life. In this episode we are told that Eugene teaches a computer class at the college. It fits his character well, but I'm kinda sad to see Hand Up disappear without explanation. Penny's a little too trusting. The scene with Douglas Helm proves this. It was an honest mistake.

 I like the new guy Jacques Henri. He reminds me of Fred Holstein, and I really look forward to future use of his character. Although Penny is a relatively new I couldn't help wondering if maybe this would be her last episode. But I'm glad it didn't go about that way. Although the twist with Penny and Wooton being so alike that Wooton would know where she would "have to stop" was a little much, it kinda worked out. I'm looking forward to see how they develop Penny and Wooton's relationship in the future.

Theme: 4/5
Humor: 3.5/5
Quotes: 3/5 --
Standout Quote(s): 

Penny WiseWhat artistic style do you like?
WomanHmmm...That! I want that piece of art.
Penny WiseThat's the sign for the restrooms.

Penny WiseYou've been praying?
Connie KendallYes! Haven't you?
Penny WiseWell, sure, but I didn't know everybody was in on it.
Wooton BassettThat's one thing you can be sure everybody's in on. The praying I mean. 

Interest level: 4/5
"Like" rating: 4/5

Average Rating 4/5  

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