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Tread Perilously – ‘Small Wonder: The Suitor’

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: Small Wonder‘s “The Suitor”

Tread Perilously keeps yet another promise by finally watching Small Wonder, but will an episode called “The Suitor” change Erik or Justin’s opinion of the series?

When Jamie’s nerdy classmate, Warren, catches sight of Vicki, he’s immediately smitten. And thanks to Jamie’s primer on mushy romance, she reciprocates — or at least as much as an emotionless “child identicant” can. Will Jamie be able to program her with a tactful way to let Warren down or will the nerdy kid end up in tears? Also, will anyone punish Jamie for his behavior and racially insensitive impressions?

Erik and Justin enter the heart of darkness with one of the worst sitcoms ever recorded. They go over the premise — both the one cited by the show itself and the one Justin sees buried just underneath. Gambling, the Tyrell Corporation, and Pakistan become important. Justin offers a few thoughts on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. A surprising examination of Regan-era media and culture breaks out. Erik has a hard time believing actor Dick Christie was a nerd in high school. Denis Villeneuve gets compared to Ridley Scott, and Justin learns whether or not he must endure an episode of 7th Heaven next week.

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