TRAFFIC LIGHT “En Fuego” Advance Review

TRAFFIC LIGHT "En Fuego Episode 2"

TRAFFIC LIGHT is back tonight for its second episode on FOX. I had the opportunity to review it in advance and this episode brought the laughs, mostly in subtle ways, which I particularly enjoy.

The boys are at it again. This week centers around Mike’s “rules” especially those concerning current girlfriends and wives not friending ex-girlfriends. No one wants to listen to him and blows off his rule with disasterous affects. Not only does it appear that Mike has rules about girlfriends, but we learn he pretty much is a rule follower in most of life. Should we be that surprised? He is a lawyer after all.

The other plot in tonight’s episode involved each guy and their “go-to” manuever. You know, the one that makes the girls swoon or gets them the girl? Each guy has one and whether it works or not depends on if the rules are followed. It was funny that you could tell Mike hadn’t used his in awhile as soon as you heard what it was. It was also amusing to hear that Ethan changes his up. Of course he would, with as many women as he has dated.

Again, the best thing about this show is the character of Mike’s wife, Lisa. Anytime she is on the screen, I am guaranteed a laugh. Her timing is impeccable. I also enjoy any interaction she has with Mike. Those two play very well off of each other. I like most of the characters, with the exception of Ethan. I do not particularly find him that attractive and charming, even with a British accent, so I cannot completely buy the playboy persona that they have given him. It would be more believeable if he was just unlucky in love despite his accent and international mystery or whatever the writers thinks he has.

As I stated earlier, the best laughs are the subtle ones. There were at least two in this episode, one involving the opening of a can of soda and the other involving Mike’s attire for Lisa’s big office charity tennis tournament. Although those incidents got a major laugh out of me, the rest of the gang’s antics and jabs at each other kept me amused as well. There are also a lot of great minor characters on this show, from the police lady last episode to the carnie in this episode. The in car three way conference calls, though, are my favorite. So far, I am still liking this show.

Tune in tonight at 9:30 for the second episode of Traffic Light and then come back here and tell me what you think in the comment section below. Does this show have staying power or not?

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