Some Assembly Required (Ty King)
A terrible story that was utterly derivative and I didn’t care about any of the secondary characters. The only redemption was the nascent relationship between Rupert and Jenny. I have turned into a middle-aged woman: I adore Anthony Head. He has been a delight as Giles: not only does he deliver his lines beautifully but he is also the master of the look and the gesture. The sequence with Giles not asking Jenny out was lovely: Jenny saying that Ms Calendar was her father’s name (what was that about?), Giles pathetic attempts at asking Jenny out, Jenny deftly asking him out to the game and his “that went well” were just wonderful. Robia LaMorte (what a name) is one good-looking woman; at the end when she is suggesting another date with Giles, she looks spectacular.
Another Willow gay moment: the photographer says (of another girl) “look at those legs” and Willow replies “no, thanks” (protesting too much?).
“Sorry, but I'm an old-fashioned gal. I was raised to believe that men dig up the corpses and the women have the babies”
“Danced with is a pretty loose term. Mated with might be a little closer”
“Simple deduction. Ms. Calendar is reasonably dollsome, especially for someone in your age bracket. She already knows that you're a school librarian, so you don't have to worry about how to break that embarrassing news to her”
“Nothing in here but back issues of Scientific American. Ooo, I haven't read this one!”
“I just think it's rather odd that a nation that prides itself on its virility should feel compelled to strap on forty pounds of protective gear just in order to play rugby”