Quick Take: Up All Night, "New Car"
Sometimes we need to let go of the image we think others have of us.
Review: Up All Night, "New Car"
(S0104) On this week's episode of Up All Night, Reagan and Chris tackle an issue that is probably common to most new parents: getting a practical car that not only ensures the safety of their baby but is also big enough to accommodate the boat-load of items they now need to tote around with them anywhere they go.
With Chris' car in the shop they decide to use Reagans' convertible to head to the beach. Once they have loaded up the car with all of the items they believe they will need they realize they forgot to put one important item in the car, the baby. Realizing there is no space for Amy they opt not to go and stay home instead. The following morning Chris tells Reagan they need to start looking for a new car for her. She's hesitant because she feels that her cute sports car tells a story of who she may be to other drivers. Don't we all do this; we think that something we own or do says something about us to other people that is a far cry from the truth.
Later that night, after drinking too much wine, Reagan bids on a '70s-style van that is delivered to them the following morning by Pete Little Bear. After listening to the strange story behind the van, including two of Little Bear's children being born in it, Reagan and Chris head to the car dealership in hopes of trading it in for something less embarrassing. One exciting feature of the van was its cassette player, you definitely don't see those anymore, which Chris does attempt to use but it unfortunately ends up eating his Spin Doctors tape. Being a child of the 80’s I have not-so-fond memories of that happening. The van is so ancient looking that when they arrive at the dealership one of the dealers immediately assumes that they are homeless and tells them that they cannot park there to sleep. Soon enough they are test driving an identical version of a car that their neighbors drive which prompts them to ask if the car is available in another color, black as opposed to champagne. Reagan is still not completely sold on the car so Chris decides to spruce it up and has the windows tinted, a tape deck installed and a design similar to the one that was on the van painted onto to its side. She loves it!
So, the show is cute, but I continue to have the same problem with it: the storylines are way too common and need to have some sort of twist on them. What's next, they need to buy a bigger house? Maybe things will get more interesting once Amy is older, but, who knows if the show can hold out that long?