Monday, September 21, 2015

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 2, Episode 2 “Crevasses” (B+)

This episode wasn’t terribly complex in its construction, but thanks to the reliability of its characters, it worked just fine. Gretchen’s uneasiness at wanting to buy stuff that made her seem too much like a homemaker was understandable, and it wasn’t helped at all by the fact that Jimmy considered her to be a guest rather than a resident and suggested that she could put her newly purchased things in bags or in whatever section of the home could be deemed hers. Naturally, as soon as he decided to ease up on his uninviting offer, she plopped herself down with her unsophisticated art and messy style. I loved the opening moments in which Jimmy was tormented by the other three, some purposely and some unintentionally, with their failed trivia answers that included Buzz Lightyear as the first man to walk on the moon. Lindsay’s obliviousness is trying, to be sure, but I like that, while Edgar is content to be her wingman and not protest despite the fact that she’s so obviously ignoring him, other characters aren’t so willing to let it go. Being encouraged by the gay guy at the bar who said he wasn’t interested in either him or Lindsay to flirt with someone else, namely the bartender who kept dating married guys, was a nice way for him to get to have some happiness before his latest chance to be used and unnoticed as the photographer for Lindsay’s sexy photo shoot to populate her new dating profile.

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