#KevinCanWait Season 1, Episodes 11 & 12 "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" & "I'll Be Home For Christmas...Maybe" Recap and Review
"Kevin's Bringing Supper Back"
When Kevin realizes that spending time with family isn't what it seems to be anymore, he tries fixing it the best why he can, his own way.
When Kevin offers to get the kids up for school instead of Donna, she tells him it's not that easy that there will be words and such. But when Kevin does it, there might have been some difficultly at first but with a blow horn that all changed.
Even when Kevin tries to make pancakes for the family, none of them had time to sit at the table and eat like a family. He described Donna as an opossum eating at a garbage can when she was eating her breakfast quick before going to work. Kevin tries with a bit a family game night.
When the family gets around for Monopoly, let's just say it didn't turn out the way Kevin had imagined it or even bubble soccer. After talking with Donna about it, he got an idea for a Sunday family dinner. During the dinner things bubbled up again with arguments but when Kevin set it straight about how this is the only family they've got. And after things began to be humble.
But when Kevin went to get a beer, he gets a call from his friends about how they got Billy Joel tickets. Kevin tries to play it cool when Donna came in and tells him that Jack has a cool game, but she figured out about Billy Joel thanks to a text message from one of the wives. She told him that he has a choice to make and of course, it's with Billy Joel. It was a good 2 minutes of concert playing and Kevin singing along too.
This was a really hilarious episode of a dad who wants to get this family connected again. About time we see the whole family this time, since it's been a while. The part when Kevin blow horns the kids was hilarious also making them breakfast and seeing Donna eating her breakfast fast was another. Even the bubble soccer was another one too. Overall, I give this episode a 8/10.
I'll Be Home For Christmas...Maybe
When Mott's wife leave for the holidays, Kevin steps up and helps Mott and his seven kids prepare for Christmas.
Kevin and Donna join Mott and his wife for a night out. They learn that she checks her phone many times because of the babysitters quit middle of their job. She explains how hard it is to raise seven kids, but when Kevin opens up his mouth about it that upsets her and she runs off.
With Christmas just around the corner, Donna believes that this year will be the year that she'l get her list done. She ask Kevin to get the lights out but they were tangled and was too lazy to do it. But he gets a call from Mott to help him with the kids by babysitting them. It turned into a day of terror to a night of success for Kevin as he got the kids to behave so well.
Meanwhile, Kyle comes over and helps Donna out. He expresses that he has nothing to do for Christmas expect watching Home Alone at his place...all alone. After Kyle fills in for Kevin and helps out with Donna from decorating the Christmas tree, telling Jack about the birds and the bees (mistakenly for just the bees), and hunting a Christmas tree.
But all things had to come to an end , Mott's wife finally came back with gifts and a disappointing looking Kevin too. But when Kevin went back home and saw what Kyle, Donna and the family were doing, there was only one thing left for him to do, put up the Santa and his sleigh up on the roof, like many years before. Because it wasn't a Gable Family Christmas til Kevin falls off the roof.
I enjoyed this episode a lot more than I first watched it. I watched it three times and after the second or third time it was really enjoyable. The writing was good and so was the actors as well. The family swap seemed to be an old story but this one really sticks well. Kevin James and Erinn Hayes were really good. Overall, I give it a 8/10.
You can catch Kevin Can Wait Monday nights at 8/7c on CBS.