7.0
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The Guest Book

The Guest Book

TBS 2017

Guests bring their baggage and own special brand of crazy to a vacation cottage and record their confessions, alibis and farewells in the cottage’s guest book. Each season features a new town, and along with it a new cottage and town locals, though characters from previous season often come along for the ride.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Guest Book

The Guest Book - S1E10

#1 - Story Ten

7.87

Season 1 - Episode 10

The locals of our little mountain town must deal with the consequences of their actions over the past few months.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Guest Book from 257 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E4

#2 - Killer Party

7.81

Season 2 - Episode 4

Bodhi looks for Eddie, who has gone missing. A guest named Tim returns to Bare Feet Retreat to reminisce about his memorable last visit, which included a raging party crashed by his Uncle Bill from West Virginia.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Guest Book from 133 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E8

#3 - Story Eight

7.79

Season 1 - Episode 8

Hopeful medical researcher Laurie visits the cabin with her Alzheimer's patient Edgar in an attempt to recreate his past life and help him recapture some of his memories.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Guest Book from 276 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E2

#4 - Under Cover

7.70

Season 2 - Episode 2

Rob and Shelley run an operation called Rock Bottom Industries. In exchange for money, they stage situations to make sure people's drug-addicted loved ones hit rock bottom in a safe environment. They rent Barefeet Retreat to lure in their next mark, a woman named Angel who is abusing every substance that can be abused. Meanwhile, Vivian develops a crush on Bodhi and Nikki goes into labor.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Guest Book from 149 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E9

#5 - Story Nine

7.63

Season 1 - Episode 9

Jacob, an Amish kid on Rumspringa, follows the signs to "God's Country" and ends up at the cabin, where he is convinced God is directing him to meet the love of his life in any way possible.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Guest Book from 284 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E8

#6 - Let Me Put You on a Brief Hold

7.63

Season 2 - Episode 8

Logan is on vacation at Barefeet Retreat but his phone is broken. In India, customer service representative Vali helps Logan although he's in the midst of a crisis of his own.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Guest Book from 96 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E1

#7 - Finding Reality

7.58

Season 2 - Episode 1

Vivian and Eddie leave Mt. Trace to make a fresh start in a small beachside town, where they meet Nikki and Tommy, the engaged couple running Emmy Lou's Grill and vacation home Bare Feet Retreat, and Bodhi, the local handyman. Vivian starts working at Emmy Lou's and Eddie quickly befriends Bodhi. Tara and Derek rent Bare Feet Retreat in an attempt to improve their marriage, which has been complicated by Derek's addiction to VR.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Guest Book from 162 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E9

#8 - Everybody Loves Clark

7.57

Season 2 - Episode 9

Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony. Both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child, and some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Guest Book from 105 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E6

#9 - Story Six

7.55

Season 1 - Episode 6

Adam, a sweet guy who suffers from OCD, is nervous to ask out his office crush Gillian, so he devises a plan that will get her up to the cabin for their first date.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Guest Book from 303 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E4

#10 - Story Four

7.55

Season 1 - Episode 4

Christy heads up to the mountains to try and bond with her new boyfriend, Paul, and his 8-year-old daughter. When she self-medicates to deal with her anxiety she ends up revealing some skeletons in her closet.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Guest Book from 372 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E5
#11 - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
7.54
Season 2 - Episode 5

Mike and family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach. To afford paying the booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Guest Book from 121 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E3
#12 - Counting Problems
7.50
Season 2 - Episode 3

Adam has cured himself of his counting compulsion and rents the beach house for a getaway with his family to show them how much he's improved. When his family cancels and he's left to his own devices, he tries to befriend another family on vacation.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Guest Book from 136 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E7
#13 - Tonight You Become a Man
7.49
Season 2 - Episode 7

Anne and Scott leave their six-year-old son Sam alone in the vacation home to attend Beacharoo, the town's music festival. Nikki confesses her secret to Vivian.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Guest Book from 118 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E5
#14 - Story Five
7.48
Season 1 - Episode 5

A federal agent, Trina, books the mountain cabin in order to protect a valuable witness, Blake, but Blake has his own ideas on how to escape the people who are after him.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Guest Book from 341 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E7
#15 - Story Seven
7.45
Season 1 - Episode 7

Trailer-park-boy Tommy takes his trailer-park-girl Marla to the mountains in an effort to wean her off crystal meth.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Guest Book from 286 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E2
#16 - Story Two
7.42
Season 1 - Episode 2

Jill is annoyed that her son, Ethan, brought his atheist fiance, Lynn, along to the cabin & she's willing to do whatever it takes to make sure an atheist doesn't marry into her family.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Guest Book from 460 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E3
#17 - Story Three
7.36
Season 1 - Episode 3

Phyllis and her husband's weekend retreat with his boss and the boss' much younger wife becomes unbearable for Phyllis, until she finds an unlikely escape by helping a stranger run away from a plural marriage.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Guest Book from 406 votes.

The Guest Book - S1E1
#18 - Story One
7.31
Season 1 - Episode 1

Tim books the cabin to spice up his sex life with his wife, Sandy. But when things take an unexpected turn, the mild-mannered science teacher finds himself in way over his head in a criminal conspiracy.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Guest Book from 572 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E6
#19 - Invisible Son
7.28
Season 2 - Episode 6

Clem asks a stripper to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to convince his vacationing family that he is normal. Once they get to Barefeet Retreat we discover that Clem's fake girlfriend isn't the only thing he's been lying about.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Guest Book from 118 votes.

The Guest Book - S2E10
#20 - Someplace Other Than Here
7.12
Season 2 - Episode 10

Dave is in an unhappy marriage and uses his family vacation as an excuse to finally stand up to his nagging wife. But the stress of the event sends Dave on an adventure he could have never dreamed of.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Guest Book from 101 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

Comments

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While I didn't hate the show it has a weird tone as if your parents were trying to be edgy & cool but are still settling for family friendly goofs... The episodic nature keeps things somewhat interesting as it's the local residents whose interactions end up being especially cringeworthy.

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Likable, barely edgy, minimally to mildly vulgar and has some funny moments. Kind of hard to compare to other shows. Same feel of My Name is Earl, Scrubs or Brooklyn Nine-nine. Centralized on various travelers and vacationers that change every episode usually a semi famous actor. Some town people stay relevant through out. Show occasionally breaks out of it's set pattern.

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