Friday, August 16, 2013

Enlightened Pairings | Peanut Butter n' Chocolate, Tyler n' Eileen, Off-Putting n' Magnetic

I've been catching up on ENLIGHTENED this last week.

I'm only part way through the season, but - so far - I cannot.  even.  tell you.  how much I love Tyler (Mike White) and Eileen (Molly Shannon).

Both the characters and the actors.  Love 'em individually.  Love 'em together.  They're like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  Stand alone awesome, but together they're a whole other ballgame.

And, Mike White, with each project he seems to get better and better at crafting scenes that are equal parts uncomfortable and endearing.  I sometimes feel a twinge or a pang of something, something telling me to turn away, something wondering if I could or should dislike the characters, but I don't respond to it.  I can't bring myself to reject them when they're being so human, so vulnerable.  Love 'em.