Monday, September 19, 2016

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 3, Episode 3 “Bad News: Dude’s Dead” (B+)

I very much enjoyed the opening of this episode, which found Gretchen ambushing her therapist at breakfast to find out how to tell Jimmy about the death of his father. She’s not one to really stick to something, and therefore she got incredibly distracted when he somewhat unintentionally offered to take her on a cruise. Inviting everyone over to have them tell him instead of her was a smart ploy, and of course no one wanted to bite the bullet and do it, especially when Jimmy came at them with some aggressive heckling following the wild crazy party spurred by the famous pets of Instagram cruise. It was sad to hear Jimmy call to heckle his father and instead just tell him that he sold a book, and watching him freeze at the end of the episode brought this show back to the strangely serious state it was in last year when Gretchen was dealing with her depression. On a lighter note, I liked seeing the many supporting characters we don’t always see, particularly Becca and Vernon. Becca is pretty terrible, and it’s good to see Lindsay, who seems to have successfully incepted herself to fall back in love with Paul, not paying too much attention to her demeaning rudeness. I love that Vernon isn’t allowed to have hobbies that cost more than $25 and that he shrugged off the incorrect fact that someone dies at his work every day. I’m not a gymgoer, but I do wonder how many of the hybrid workouts Edgar rattled off actually exist.

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