Episode Reviewed: Room
Enough for Two (514)
Engineer: Bob Luttrell
(Out of 5 cones):
Enough for Two
is excited to see her older brother Mark come home until she finds
that Mark has brought home a surprise...a girl named Natalie.
afraid of this, and I’m a little bit afraid of you.”
must congratulate AIO, as well as Lauren
Schlaffel, for changing the way Liz Horton turned out to be. In the past
Liz was a self-centered brat that only wanted pizza for herself, but now
that she’s gotten a little older and matured, I’ve been very pleased
with what’s happened to her. I can’t say that there are many kid
characters on the program right now who are 3-dimensional. Although Liz
isn’t quite the 3-dimensional character I’d like to see (yet), she is
heading in the right direction. We actually get to meet Liz’s parents and
get to know what’s going on with her thought life, something we don’t
get to see in too many of the characters these days. Most of the new
characters are just there, there to throw in a joke every ten seconds, there
to star in an episode. Liz, however, is going beyond what all the new
characters have been. Well, at least that’s my opinion. These thoughts
would have never entered my mind a few years ago when Liz was still a brat.
3-dimensionalizing the characters, I was very glad to meet her family; Mark
Horton especially. I got to see the close relationship he has with his
sister Liz and the way it is being tested throughout the episode. Is it just
me, or did Mark sound very similar to Jared DeWhite at times? (It definitely
wasn’t him though).
Natalie was a good
addition as well. She has that sentimental, caring attitude that I like to
hear in good drama. I think it’d be interesting if the writers of AIO
decided to check in on how the pre-marital counseling is going, or perhaps,
how the wedding plans develop. We’ve never actually had the opportunity to
see how weddings are planned on AIO (Don’t even dare mention Plan
B – Missing in Action, For Whom the
Wedding Bells Toll, etc.).
One thing that stood
out as unrealistic in Room
Enough for Two is the fact that there is a country called
Rakistan. Yes, we’ve heard about Rakistan in A
Name, Not a Number, but for some reason, tying it into the story this
time wasn’t as realistic. The whole saga of Mark returning to war in
Rakistan seems as if it could happen, but perhaps AIO is just trying to help
listeners to relate at this “War on Iraq” time?
Enough for Two
was very entertaining for me. I prefer episodes with drama rather than
light-hearted, funny jokes every two seconds. I like to be entertained in a
way that actually impacts me after I’m finished listening. I like to think
about what I just listened to rather than to turn off the tape player and
walk away unaffected. Good job, AIO!
in all, good episode. Getting to know the Horton family a little better is
what I have been waiting for ever since they re-introduced the “changed”
Liz. I give Room
Enough for Two
3 out of 5 cones.
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