Tuesday, October 27, 2015

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 2, Episode 7 “There Is Not Currently a Problem” (B+)

We just got an unexpected dose of seriousness from this show, one that explains Gretchen’s recent behavior and leaves things on an uncertain note going forward. Jimmy’s oblivious quoting of “Hakuna Matata” at the start of the episode was funny but turned out to be the questionable motto of the episode, as the group got trapped at home because of the marathon, with more people than Gretchen or Jimmy could handle, forcing them to retreat into drinking and aimlessly trying to catch a mouse, respectively. Collette was a terrific part of this episode, asking Lindsay if that was her real voice and ignoring being referred to by both Lindsay and Vernon as a “rando” and getting excited about doing an avocadon’t. Her spirit and energy is perfect for Edgar, and she does pretty well bouncing back after insults from his friends too. Lindsay telling Edgar she misses him was somewhat sweet, and he’s so wrapped up in his affection for Collette that he no longer wants to spend one-on-one time with her with ulterior motives, instead inviting her to join them for a three-person activity. Vernon’s improv efforts, particularly with mirroring, were horrendous, and he was mainly just there to main Lindsay not seem so crazy. Gretchen’s explosion at everyone was harsh, especially the part about improv directed at Collette, but I don’t think it fazed any of them. Confessing her depression diagnosis to Jimmy resulted in a heartwarming show of support from her boyfriend, whose assurances that they can get through anything were dented only slightly by the sight of the mouse he was so sure he had killed running across the floor at just that moment.

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