There is something about Josh Peck that makes you entranced. Maybe it’s cause a lot of grew up with him. Maybe it’s because his character, Scott Turner Jr, is so oblivious to the world around him that doesn’t have to do with work, that it’s kinda fun to watch.
But regardless of what it is, it’s enough to keep you watching. Sure, Peck is meant to be the star, but the real star is Hooch. Just overlook the drool and the grossness of that and embrace the cute dog that has a bunch of secrets and is just waiting for you to tell them all.
It’s a new day and a new assignment for Turner & Hooch. The Marshalls are protecting the Olympic Committee, who are all in town for some reason. Don’t know why, I may have missed it or it may have not been something I cared to hear.
But Turner, Xavier and Jessica are all treated like they are second rate, while the head of the detail looks like he bathed in Axe Body Spray and thinks he’s biker from the Jersey Shore. Of course, he’s annoyed by Hooch, but we should all know that if Hooch smells something, it’s something we should pay attention to.
Sure, at first it’s a steak, but who doesn’t love a good steak. I currently want to be done with this so I can eat a steak. However, I’m just gonna keep swigging my Soju and carrying on.
Turner gets sent home because of Hooch’s commotion, but one of the dignitaries kids really liked Hooch and all his slobber. So he gets a call to be back at the hotel for a special duty. He’s not told it’s babysitting until he gets there.
Now, I get it macho man – no one wants to get stuck babysitting a little girl all day. But lets face it, one day you’re gonna get out of the Marshall’s and your future job includes you being a body guard to someone rich who can buy and sell your pride. And that’s okay.
I kinda like the girl, she’s a little enthusiastic and the costume designer apparently wanted to go stereotypical euro-chic, but the beret was a little much. That and this kids attitude was a lot. She definitely was the one whose parent just gave her everything to substitute for never being there.
And what the Princess wants, she gets. Even Hooch calms down long enough to participate in the tea party. She’s quite particular about how she likes things and likes to talk a lot, but probably the worst thing about this kid is that she’s enjoying tormenting Scott more than anything.
She’s got him eating enough cupcakes to throw up everywhere multiple times and she’s playing the kissy face game, where Hooch keeps jumping on him and slobbering all over and licking his face. Again this is where Turner is better than I’ll ever be cause being licked in the face by anything or anyone is a hard no.
Scott is being defeated by this little girl and I am laughing cause again – she’s a little girl. Girls are tough. He’s calling for backup when the line goes dead and he realizes that something is wrong. Cause of course, someone has taken over the hotel and is holding the Olympic committee hostage.
I do love that Scott finally stops being a douche to the little girl and makes sure that she’s safe, before he goes on to take on the hostage takers.
Have to admit, I really felt like I was living through a White House Down moment. I was fully expecting Josh to morph into Channing Tatum and drive the President around. But hey, that didn’t happen.
He does rescue everyone and even that gross Kissy Face game comes into play, because the little girl says it and Hooch jumps on the last bad guy taking him out. They save the day!
If you think that Scott was getting credit for this – you are wrong. But like no shocker here. It may have gotten him in with the cool people but he’s still Scott and still a junior Marshal.
On the family front, Scott’s sister is convinced that their Dad was working on a case, and I am truly not sure how she knows this or thinks this over some files in the back of a closet, but hey. I mean don’t we all just shove shit we’re done with in the back of the closet? If we all don’t, then judge away, cause I sure as hell do.
But Scott is trying to be a better man and there for his family. He’s willing to listen to her, even when he thinks she is wrong, and yet, still make sure that she knows that he thinks more of himself than he should.
His sister and him go for a drive and they stop at this place and look around, like their Dad used to do with them. Of course Hooch smells something and surprisingly he finds their Dads watch.
Now even I am beginning to believe that something more than we know happened.
“A Good Day to Dog Hard” isn’t a bad episode, but what is killing me with this show is that the overwhelming mystery isn’t drawing me in, but what is drawing me in is the little mysteries. I want to feel more drawn into the family and their story.
But maybe we’ll get there.
Turner & Hooch is streaming on Disney Plus.