Did we like it?
Series four opened with a sensationally good episode.
What was good about it?
• No other show could interweave the dilemma of a mother whose new baby is going to be disabled with a jokey testicle implant and a Hot Chocolate song.
• Christian Troy banging a mother and daughter (“Let me do it. I’ve been sucking cock since you were sucking a pacifier.”) before realising how empty his sex life was. In a desperate bid to sort himself out he sees a therapist (played by Brooke Shields), who suggests he may be in love with partner business Sean. That gets him thinking.
• While we’re seeing scenes of Christian effortlessly satisfying the two women, we cut to Sean struggling to make love to pregnant wife Julia. Brilliant juxtaposition.
• Julia and Sean’s turmoil when they discover their unborn baby boy is disabled was well handled.
• The scene in which Julia lunched with with a woman with ectrodactyly (the condition that her baby has). There wasn’t a shred of self-pity, just a great advertisement for living life to the full despite a disability.
• The guest appearance by Kathleen Turner as a sex-line worker whose voice has become too deep (“Cindy Plumb can make you cum. In English, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese”),
• The special guest appearance by Larry Hagman as a businessman who wants bigger (Kiwi-sized) balls.
• The decision by Sean and Christian to sell the practice to Hagman’s Burt Landau should lead to some interesting plot developments.
• The final scene in which the therapist succumbs to Christian’s charm and ends up being screwed, doggie-style, in her office.
What was bad about it?
• The interior designer’s awful attempt to butch up Christian’s apartment, complete with a sculptured cock (“It’s not a cock, Sean. It’s called abstract art”).
• Matt wasn’t in it. We love him and his eyelashes.