When it’s a show filled with kids, I try to be nice. I mean here’s the thing though, the ways that Country Comfort is bad, well none of it is about the kids. The kids are the redeeming thing about this show.
What is horrible about this show is the writing, the stereotyping, and the whole production value. And not even the best actors in the world can make a show that has those issues redeemable. All it can do is overshadow the talent that is in the show.
And I hate to say it, but with episode three of the show, everything just gets worse. We’re still centered all around Cassidy, which hey, the one thing about this episode is that you see that the little brat can be redeemable and understood. But what you also feel pushed in your face is a lot of shit that feels way too much for this show.
We left off last episode with Bailey being fired, Beau still being stubborn and Summer still being annoying. We have a bunch of kids that are running wild. And then there is Bailey, who is more lost than that single sock that somehow the dryer eats.
But again, we’re focused on the family and all their mishaps. Teenage boys not knowing how to act, a father not knowing how to be in touch with his little girl, and a father that is trying to be everything to the kids that have lost everything.
Look, this family and their growth is coming (one hopes), but right now their shortcomings are the butt of all the jokes and it’s kind of annoying, because they haven’t found the balance between growth and jokes. It makes no sense to me how we’re dealing with the serious issue of grief and what we’re watching is a joke.
Bailey came back to the house to get her stuff and the kids see her leaving. They are excited that she is there and run to her. They became quite attached to each other for Bailey only working there for five days.
The family is getting ready to go to Summer’s little sisters wedding – which as a kid I would be a little freaked out by and be like Daddy, what are you not telling us. Cause that like basically means we’re one of the family and ain’t no one into being related to Summer in any way. Hard pass.
Cassidy however, doesn’t want to go. She’s not setting foot in a church, because why would she go to praise someone who saw it fit to take her Mama away. To be honest, it’s the only time that I have ever related to this kid, cause I got it. Of course her Dad is going to explain it to her, but Beau doesn’t know what to saw, so he starts to Google.
But here comes Bailey with all the answers. She wants Beau to trust her and says that she can get Cassidy to church. Hey, optimism is a good trait, but not one that I particularly subscribe to. Beau reluctantly agrees to let Bailey be in charge of getting Cassidy to the church.
Of course here’s the thing, what Bailey believes in isn’t necessarily what anyone else believes.
The boys are at the church and Summer’s Mama is like annoying as fuck. She’s one of those talkative old bitty’s that doesn’t know when to shut the fuck up. Beau is trying to avoid her but of course he can’t. She likes to talk a lot and she’s all about her kids getting the richest men – which makes her a shitty mom cause she doesn’t care about their feelings.
In Bailey’s quest to help Cassidy find faith she is failing miserably – which is expected because like no one wants to hear that shit until they are ready no matter their age. Cassidy is an annoying kid, but she’s smart as fuck and realizing what’s going on.
Bailey sees a car on the side of the road and wants to pull over to help. Always helping, which Cassidy is against. Especially when it turns out that it’s Summer and her sister. My only joy is seeing Summer freak at the site of Bailey. That and the fact that her sister makes her ride in the truck bed.
Beau’s at the church – worried about Summer. He’s texting, no one is answering. He runs into the janitor who is in tears and telling some sob story about the girl that he loves and how they can’t be together and we can all see a mile away that this is about Summer’s little sister.
Lord, these people and signs. Apparently Jimmy and April (Summmer’s baby sister) song is the same as Beau his late wifes. Couldn’t have seen that coming. He takes it as a sign. I take it as a coincidence that anyone could see coming. When April arrives Beau tells her not to make a mistake, and not to marry someone she’s not in love with.
But in the list of predictability – the one thing I didn’t see coming was Cassidy getting her Mama’s guitar back. I figured that it would happen eventually, but just didn’t see it this soon.
She’s insistent on marrying, because of course she is. Bailey is singing, cause of course she is. It’s predictable. All of it. The only thing that I didn’t predict was Cassidy walking in and singing to try and get April to see what she was doing.
Jimmy coming down the aisle to stop the wedding with his tears? April walking up to him and dancing with him – well, you know – what’s a little drama.
It’s pretty sad that at episode three, we already have a filler episode. Sure, I get that we had to get to the point of getting Bailey her job back, but if you’re asking me (which I know you aren’t, but you’re reading this so you get my opinion) this entire show feels super rushed, corny, and portrays everyone as a bunch of stereotypical ranch people from the south.
Netflix really missed the chance to make a great show because it is a good idea. It’s the writing and production value that sucks.