A Very Pfefferman Wedding
There’s still another week to go before Amazon releases the second season of Transparent in its entirety, but everyone’s favorite not-so-benevolent corporate dictator racked up some goodwill this week by releasing the premiere early. Opening with one breathtaking shot (a static, four-minute look at the Pfeffermans’ attempts to take a decent wedding photo) and closing with another (a tracking shot surveying the state of the family’s relationships), it promises nothing but good things for the nine episodes to come.
Tovah Feldsuh Is All Our Jewish Moms
This was a big week for dysfunctional Jewish families! I’ve already sung the praises of this Fiddler-esque number, but it’s good enough to deserve a spot on any weekly TV highlight reel. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: watch it, please.
Jimmy Makes His Grand Gesture
If you watch You’re the Worst and didn’t tear up at Jimmy’s Pillow Fort of Commitment, you don’t have feelings. If you don’t watch You’re the Worst, fix that — not because of ratings, since FXX has mercifully made the right call and ordered a third season, but because the comedy’s depression storyline has been so uniformly excellent, both in showing how Gretchen experiences it and in depicting Jimmy’s lack of understanding with empathy rather than judgment.