LUCKY HANK continues to be an exploration of what happens to middle-aged people that still have mommy and daddy issues. Bob Odenkirk’s performance and witty, satirical writing are the reasons to keep tuning in.

At this point, the show could move along faster. It’s been a buildup to get Hank to meet his dad eventually, and after three episodes, that moment still hasn’t occurred. And audiences know by now that it has to be coming. Someone with fifteen years of anger towards their dad must eventually have that moment. I hope it will happen soon. Otherwise, the show will continue to tread water, searching for a place to be washed up on shore.

Yet, while we await the return of Hank’s father, we are treated to one masterful sequence in ESCAPE. It starts with Hank approaching his mom for concealing something from him for years. When he does this, she immediately reacts and makes it about herself instead of his feelings. Later in the episode, Hank’s daughter approaches him, and he does the same thing to her by making her complaints about him. It’s a skillfully handled sequence that shows how much Hank is “projected his shit onto everybody else.”

LUCKY HANK’s available on AMC.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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