Hi everyone! I just joined LJ and I'm really glad that there's a community for Family Plots. I'm the only person I know who likes the show, so I'm glad to know I'm not alone.
What did you think of Sunday's episode? I felt bad for Chuck. It seemed to me that the anger management therapist put all the blame on him and his daughters weren't held accountable at all. Especially Shonna-she can be such a bitch sometimes. I know he wasn't there for them when they were growing up, but I don't understand why Shonna would automatically take Rick's side. Why wouldn't Rick just pay him? She didn't punch in-big deal. It's not like Rick has a lot on his mind. He complained that he has to do the admin work because he doesn't have a human resources team. Geez Rick, you have 6 employees! What else would he do if he wasn't doing payroll? I've never seen him direct a funeral, help embalm a body, or drive a body anywhere. Why does he even come in, when all he does is drink coffee, smoke, fill out crosswords, and bitch with Shonna? I guess you can tell that I don't like him.
I totally agreed with Dave when he said (2 episodes ago) that these kind of blowups happen when management is too friendly with the staff. If she and Rick weren't best friends, would she be able to come in and bitch every day? She's never satisfied-it's either too busy or too slow! If she's really so dissatisfied with her job and threatened to quit, why didn't she? I think she just likes complaining. I loved how even she realized that Rick was wrong when he characterized her as being "non-confrontational".
Anyway, I like Shonna enough and I respect her work, but I would definitely respect her more if she would actually do it without complaining.