It's at this point that they're joined by a third friend, who, when filled in on the whole porn snafu, promptly replies, "You're fucked," just so we know he's the vulgar one. He proceeds to expand on this characterization by explaining that Mickey only masturbates because he doesn't have the guts to go after the real thing. You do get where they're going with these characters, right? How the one friend loves his wife, and the other cheats? One's good, and the other is bad? Are you sure you get it? Anyway, apropos of almost nothing, the vulgar friend (Jake) offers to set Mickey up with his "computer consultant." Cut to later, where Mickey is nervously pressing Jake for details on exactly what sort of "consulting" this woman might do. In accord with the frank, mature, and intelligent way in which this show handles its sexual content, I've decided to dub Binder's anxious, stuttering "acting" style here "sporting a Woody." He does it quite often, so it's important that we all be clear on the terminology. Jake explains that all you have to do is call the consultant and tell her "you've got a hard disk problem or a stuck floppy," while we watch jump-cuts of a saucily-clad young woman bending over to upload his whoops. Almost went to a bad, bad place, there. You know, it was recently pointed out to me by a fellow recapper that my doing this show was going to afford me "all the wrong kind of opportunities," and now I'm worried that she might be right. At least there doesn't appear to be anyone stalk-worthy on this one. Lauren must be so relieved. Anyway, Jake seems to feel that his cheating with prostitutes is precisely why his marriage is so good. The extra sex on the side means that he doesn't ever resent his wife, whereas Mickey will always be "pining." Fortunately, "pining" doesn't seem to be any kind of a euphemism in this context. It's also worth noting that we're only three minutes in here, and I'm already on page three of the recap. Somehow I don't think the fact that this show is only a half-hour long is going to make much of a difference for me. Those legions of you out there who found my SFU recaps to be stultifying, sedulous, and anything but succinct should probably be heading over to ScoopMe right about now.
Mind of the Married Man
Episode Report CardAaron: C | 727 USERS: C+
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Mind of the Married Man