Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 2, Episode 11 “A Rapidly Mutating Virus” (B+)

I’m concerned about Gretchen – she spends most of her time sitting around looking like a zombie, and then bursts into action only for a moment before retracting and retreating back to her powered-down mode. No one is helping her, and the only one who seems to be remotely tuned in to the fact that there’s something seriously wrong is Sam of all people, who managed to reunite with his former bandmates after the big fight. Gretchen pulling a gun on the women who came to beat Sam and all his pals up was a dark development, and unfortunately no one expressed to Gretchen just how much trouble she seems to be in. Instead, Jimmy was off flirting with Nina, who does seem like the perfect girl and a great fit for the new Jimmy who is obviously more interested in a romantic relationship with someone than being absolutely horrible twenty-four hours a day. Jimmy tried to be his version of a good guy after she showed up to watch his other-region DVD, but it all led to the two of them making out like crazy. The worst possible result of all this will be that Gretchen doesn’t care at all, sending her spiraling down even further. Vernon’s money slave problem was odd but entertaining, and Becca is becoming more of a monster to those around her, especially her sister. Edgar made a big mistake trying to fit in with Dorothy’s friends, but fortunately she was cool enough to recognize why he did it and for them to move forward on an even better note.

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