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TV Review: SDRR 1.5 “Doctor Doctor”
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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (SDRR)
Season 1 Episode 5: “Doctor Doctor”
Created by Denis Leary
Directed by Denis Leary
Written by Denis Leary
Starring Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, John Ales, Robert Kelly, Elaine Hendrix, Josh Pais
FX
Air Date: Thursday, August 13th, 2015, 10:00pm

Last week on Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, the gang found out that The Heathens were still big in Belgium, as a result of faking Johnny Rock’s (Denis Leary) death. This stirs up mixed feelings for a few of them:

Johnny: Torn between wanting success for himself and Gigi (Liz Gillies).

Gigi: Torn between Flash (John Corbett) pushing to kick Johnny out when he inevitable f***s up, and being there for her dad.

Flash: Torn between never wanting to play with Johnny again and loads of cash (ok – that dilemma does not last long).

The rest? The dilemma is choosing their riders.

Johnny totally chokes after sounding amazing, but Gigi steps in and steps up. As we all knew she would, she does not throw her dad out. Their burgeoning relationship is the heart of the show.

SDRR 1.5 “Doctor Doctor” review: Denis Leary is a one-man band in this episode, not only writing and starring in his creation, but directing it too. The band goes to therapy with Griffin Dunne as Dr. Bowles, who is as hippie as you’d expect him to be. The band plays their roles as you know they would: Bam Bam (Robert Kelly) is sincere, Johnny is making faces, rehab (John Ales) wants drugs, Flash is superior, Ava (Elaine Hendricks) is snarky and on Johnny’s side, and Gigi is trying the hardest to make it work.

The band has group and individual sessions interspersed with each other, and this is where it is the funniest. I almost want to apologize to them for finding their insecurities so hilarious.

I gotta say. There is nothing sexier than Ava on roller skates. And… one word… Drumsong.

Another satisfying, yet short episode. These “one and dones” are a really great speed. When they got told off by Dr. Bowles, I was celebrating right with them, like I was part of the band. I hope the name of their next song is “the Most F***d Up Band In The History Of Rock-n-Roll.”

SDRR airs Thursday nights at 10pm ET on FX.

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