Welcome back to Bleeding Cool’s recap/review of NBC’s Thursday night comedy series A.P. Bio, starring It’s Always in Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Glenn Howerton and Happy!‘s Patton Oswalt. Before we get started, let me just say that even some of best season episode runs hit a brick wall every now and then: that episode that just doesn’t work on a whole bunch of levels; from characters acting out-of-character to painfully cliched storylines that feel cobbled together from left over parts of other episodes.
So with that said…here’s our take on tonight’s eighth episode, ‘We Don’t Party’:
A.P. Bio s01e08 ‘We Don’t Party’: Jack (Glenn Howerton) finds out his ex-girlfriend Meredith (guest star Collette Wolfe) needs a venue for a charity fundraiser and has the perfect place: his student Victor’s house. Victor (Jacob Houston) and the other kids are inspired by Jack to party for the first time.
So our A.P. Bio “revaps” (recaps/reviews) are going to cover both the nitty and the gritty of the episode, along with some of our thoughts on what worked and what should’ve been left unseen by sane eyes. So I guess what we’re trying to say is that you’re wading into a potential “spoiler minefield”, so tread carefully.
You can check out our recap/review of A.P. Bio Episode 7: ‘Selling Out’ here.
Here’s a “first look” at this season of A.P. Bio, as well as an overview of the series:
When disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses out on his dream job, he is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher. As he comes crashing in to Whitlock High School, Jack makes it absolutely clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, Jack decides instead to use the kids for his own benefit. Eager to prove that he is still king of the castle, Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin.
NBC’s A.P. Bio also stars Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Jean Villepique, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Bennett, Aparna Brielle and Paula Pell; and written by Mike O’Brien, who also serves as executive producer alongside Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Andrew Singer and Mike Shoemaker. Universal Television, Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers are producing.