Girlfriends Recap: What was That?

Sorry I didn't post, Tuesday, but alas, here's you're Girlfriends recap. For those of you who missed it - good for you. For those of you who watched it as I did - can somebody please tell me what the hell that was? Don't get me wrong. I love the show, especially how it not only deals with issues important to women, but also issues integral to black women, like the importance of the church in our community, and how HIV and the AIDS virus are rapidly growing among us. The episode where Tony went to the altar while Donnie McClurkin was singing and Joan later got up to join her was classic. And you definitely won't hear any women talking about a man greasing her scalp on a single solitary rerun of Sex and the City. But you also won't see this silly, over the top, slap-stick style comedy on Sex and the City either, and yet it's so prominently displayed in Girlfriends. There is a time and place for all that. Shows like Martin, Sanford and Son, I Love Lucy and Family Matters executed it brilliantly. You may even be able to throw Living Single in that mix, though I don't remember even that show taking such liberties with silliness as Girlfriends does. Sorry, but I hold ,Girlfriends up to a different standard. Not better just different. To me their comedic approach should be more witty instead of dopey, more tongue-in-cheek, instead of nonsensical. Then there are those sometimes ill-thought out storylines that are not only implausible, but can also be flat out insulting to those of us who enjoy well-written TV. Monday's episode is a perfect example of what I'm talking about, so let's get into the recap. Let me know in the comments whether or not you agree.

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