‘Man Seeking Woman’: The agony and ecstasy of a first date

by robinhardwick

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Season 1 | Episode 2 | “Traib” | Aired Jan 21, 2015

I can’t say Man Seeking Woman has developed a pattern, because we’re only on the second episode. Alas, “Traib” mimics the pilot episode in that it is generally divided into three major bits. Fortunately, some of it was great, but other parts were really struggling.

The Great

As we saw last episode, Josh got Lauren’s number on the train. Now it’s time to text her to ask her out. Why not agonize over what to say? To solve the problem, Josh, Mike, and Josh’s cousin Liz visit the “Center for Important Emergencies,” a high-tech room with charts, graphs, computers, and military and science personnel. Most notably is Michael Hogan, well-known for playing the crusty Colonel Tigh on Battlestar Galactica. Here, he is out-Tighing himself by screaming and downing hard liquor.

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