Tuesday, December 15, 2015

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst (Season Finale)

You’re the Worst: Season 2, Episode 13 “The Heart is a Dumb Dumb” (B+)

This season comes to an end on a positive note, and I’m pleased to see that the show has been renewed for a third season by FXX while the show that premiered with it, “Married,” got cancelled after a poor second season. Much has been said of the shift this season to more dramatic territory with Gretchen’s depression taking center stage, and while that has been good, I think the comedy has remained just as strong too. Gretchen finally left the house in this episode, and I love that the first thing she did was to go track down the girl that Jimmy nearly slept with and hit on her. Nina’s response was a great one that recalls the title of this show: “I’m a real person!” Jimmy, meanwhile, was getting plastered to the point of absurdity, and he nearly got Edgar to ruin the best relationship he’s ever had. Fortunately, Dorothy was fantastic enough to not take it as finite and stick with her improv master boyfriend. It was a blast to see Vernon take the mic and air his feelings for once in a baby shower appropriate for Becca’s awfulness. Paul dumping Amy when he found out that Lindsey was pregnant was a surprise, and the look on her face when she was riding in his new hobby said so much. This has been a good season, and I’m eager for more next year.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Collette Wolfe as Dorothy

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