Sunday, September 7, 2014

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 1, Episode 8 “Finish Your Milk” (B-)

I suppose there had to be a “meet the parents” episode eventually, and there were some positives to it even if the overall experience was lackluster. There’s something to be said for Gretchen feeling like she needed to pack and have Jimmy drive her to the airport only to stay in town to host her parents while they were around. The “Usual Suspects” homage moment was a bit funny but also a bit excessively dramatic in a way that felt inappropriate, and then Jimmy decided that the only thing left to do would be to insert and assert himself where he clearly wasn’t wanted. Seeing how Gretchen behaved in front of her parents was much more worthwhile than Jimmy stepping in to give a boyfriend speech, which felt odd given that they had just defined themselves as something more than non-exclusive friends with benefits. Edgar’s hunt for military-sponsored pills was a showcase for the social worker played by Tim Bagley, who I recognize from his days on “Will and Grace” and “Monk.” This wasn’t the best use of Edgar, but I did enjoy how Lindsay was utilized. After getting reamed out by Becca, Lindsay felt the need to spend more time with her husband, and what a magnificent adventure it was. It was nice to see her try to open up and enjoy his sweet if deathly boring habits and to revel in the simplicity, even if she had to drop everything and run when Gretchen needed help, thanking Paul for a truly nice day.

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