BETTER WITH YOU “Better With Flirting” Review

BETTER WITH YOU "Better With Flirting"

BETTER WITH YOU “Better With Flirting” Season 1 Episode 8 – This week’s episode of BETTER WITH YOU tackled flirting for favors. I think that is something with which we are all familiar. I also think, like on the show, some of us are better at it than others.

There were two things going on in this episode. First, Ben was trying to learn how to flirt again after he saw Maddie flawlessly execute a game of flirting at the yogurt shop that resulted in extra secret toppings. The second was the planning of Casey and Mia’s wedding and the involvement of Vicky and Joel. First, Ben is a horrible flirter. After the first try resulted in being called a pervert in the yogurt shop, he enlists the help of Casey which only makes sense. After all, it is easy to tell that Casey is a big flirt. But, how do you coach someone in flirting who is so evidently bad at it? Apparently you don’t do much of anything as Casey basically sends Ben off telling him to focus on his ears since everything else he does seems creepy. Unfortunately, Ben’s flirting is so horrible he actually ends up “dating” the cashier at the yogurt shop. I thought that scene was hilarious and it was even more so when Maddie had to go back there and help him “break up” with the girl. Could Maddie really be surprised that the guy she flirted with at the shop was in love with her? It was a bit insulting to say “I get secret toppings and you get the attention of a pretty girl.” Although I did like Ben’s yelling at the first cashier “I am not a pervert! I just want secret things from you!” How perverted does that sound?

As for the wedding, Joel and Vicky have nothing to do but help plan it, thereby driving Casey and Mia up the wall. They phone. They come over. They phone while coming over. Finally, Casey and Mia get a superstar wedding planner played by none other than Reba McEntire. I was so happy to see her in that role. Having watched Reba myself, it was also fun to see the interaction of Joanne Garcia and Reba when they are not playing mother and daughter. After Reba’s character got engaged and started stealing all of Casey and Mia’s wedding vendors and date, I started to wonder if that really happens. Would a wedding planner risk her entire career and reputation just because she is getting married? It was a bit cliche inasmuch as it was playing on the idea that wedding planners only plan weddings because they just want one of their own. Kind of like the movie The Wedding Planner except Jennifer Lopez didn’t steal anything from her clients. Regardless of the plot holes, it was fun watching Reba in action and I loved when she put Mia in a head lock after she tried hitting her saying she had been a wedding planner for so long, she was used to women taking swings at her.

Some of my favorite moments or lines from tonight include:

Mia saying to Ben about the cashier – “She’s not crazy. I think you are dating.”

When Vicky thinks they are staging an intervention for her when they are really just introducing the wedding planner.

Joel’s infatuation with the wedding planner.

The fact that Casey came up with the idea to get married in a ball bit in a pizza place so it could be just about them, no matter how gross that was.

Casey wanting a wedding at the zoo so the elephant could be his best man and give him the ring with his trunk.

The montage about having sex in the kitchen that was really about the different couples’ tastes rather than their age.

What did you think of this week’s episode of Better With You? Do you ever flirt for favors? Do you think Ben ever really knew how to flirt? What do you think Casey and Mia’s wedding will be like? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

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