UP ALL NIGHT “Working Late and Working It” Review

UP ALL NIGHT “Working Late and Working It” Season 1 Episode 3 – Regan and Chris clash over their post-baby sex life and Ava confronts a former flame in “Working Late and Working It,” the third episode of Up All Night.

After a long day slaving over Gwyneth Paltrow’s ricotta gnocchi, Chris is disappointed when Regan’s idea of getting comfortable for dinner doesn’t include anything see-through or lace-trimmed. But how can he possibly bring this up to her without seeming like a tool? According to his new friend, fellow stay-at-home dad Reed (Will Forte…who I sincerely hope we see more of soon…and feel free to interpret that statement in all possible ways), the best way for Chris to help Regan find her sexy again is to bring on his own brand of sexy. Tight shirts, tighter jeans…is it any wonder it backfires horribly?

Understandably upset that her baby’s father expects her to come home from a fourteen-hour day and play sex goddess, Regan takes his request to a hilarious extreme by coming to the breakfast table in a full evening gown, complete with long gloves. But ultimately, with a little help (and a thong) from Ava, Regan realizes that she can be comfortable and be sexy at the same time.

Because Regan has the one thing that all of Ava’s money and fame can’t buy: a good man. After learning that her fellow pop-star and former flame B-Ro is getting married, Ava descends into rage spiral, blaming the break-up of the relationship on Regan. I have to say, I absolutely loved the Youtube clip of a very 90’s Ava and Regan taking on B-Ro. But it was even more satisfying to see modern day Ava hitting him with her purse when it turns out he’s just a big a d-bag now as he was back then.

I also have to give Up All Night snaps for not even bothering to conceal Maya Rudolph’s pregnancy with baggy clothes or big purses or desks. She wears gorgeous, form-fitting dresses and skirts and makes no attempt cover up that baby bump. It’s just sort of there, not acknowledged, but not hidden and I applaud that decision. She’s the perfect person to play the role and it would have been shame if she hadn’t gotten it because she happened to be with child.

As for the show, it’s slowly growing on me. I had a few genuine chuckles tonight, but I still have to ask myself…what kind of crossroads deal did Will Arnett make in order to convince TV executives that he’s a great comedian and capable of carrying his own show? I have yet to find him funny or even charming. He’s the one thing about Up All Night that I would change.

What did you think of the episode? Do you want to see more of Daddy Reed in his designer underwear? How about more flashbacks to Ava’s pop star days? Let me know below!