Whitney is another one of the shows that is more of a guilty pleasure, and not so geeky. The geekiest part of the show is Whitney’s husband/boyfriend Alex who is a bit of a nerd and created and sold a website for a good deal of money. While he is a geek, he is also a bit of a hipster looking guy, though I suppose the two “types” can often merge.
The theme behind this weeks episode is trust in couples and couples sneaking in and reading each others email. It starts off by talking about it while watching a couple at a restaurant fight about it. Later, they go to Marks bar where they are talking about trigger words (a word that upsets you due to a past experience) and it progresses to Whitney taking a picture of her butt as a funny photo with her friends, which upsets Alex because that is *his* butt and only *he* should get to see it… Right. That part irked me a bit because it came off much too controlling than I felt the situation needed to be. It honestly made me like Alex less as a character because it made him much more close minded than the hipstery nerd I saw him as. Moving along… after fighting, Alex decided to take a picture of his junk and of course at that moment Roxanne and Lily walk in to see him in all of his glory and he proceeds to slam the laptop shut… on his dick.
Once you are done cringing at the thought of that, it moves on to Whitney joking with her friends about the situation and Alex sneaking onto her email to read it (Who saw that coming? Oh wait… everyone). After a bit of fighting, they finally sit down and discuss it like adults and they both discuss their trigger words and explain why they are triggers.
Overall, not one of the stronger episodes and there have been some that are quite funny, but this one just didn’t push that boundary for me, though the part of Alex being controlling and acting like he owns Whitney did push it down a bit as well. I give it 4 nerd glasses out of 10.