Tread Perilously wraps up 2021 with the pilot of one of the year’s surprise breakout shows: La Brea.
When recent divorcée Eve and her son, Josh, fall into a sinkhole at the intersection of Fairfax and Wilshire, they discover an apparent tear in the fabric of space and time. Back on the surface, Eve’s daughter, Izzy, reunites with her ne’er-do-well father, Gavin, whose visions may offer a clue to what’s going on in La Brea. Then again, his visions ended his career in the Air Force, so he might be cracking worse than the ground under the westside. Oh, also, extinct, giant murder turkeys emerge from the sinkhole.
Special Review Unit Captain Charlie Wright joins Erik and Justin for the discussion as she knew it would be perfect Tread Perilously fodder. Erik tries not to compare La Brea to Lost (and fails miserably). Justin is surprised Charlie brought this to Erik’s attention. The trio discover a new terrible American accent. Charlie’s love of Los Angeles-set TV shows leads to Geography Corner. Justin calls into question La Brea‘s terrible exposition delivery systems. He also offers a reasonable criticism of the Waze app. He and Charlie introduce the new LA-based game “Dad or Boyfriend?” and Erik tries to remember the name of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ hollow earth.