Monday, September 26, 2016

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 3, Episode 4 “Men Get Strong” (B+)

Jimmy’s dad dying is turning out to be taking a lot of time away from other things this season, although Jimmy is hardly reacting to it in the way anyone would expect. Faking stalled emotion to elicit sexual favors was typically devious, and Jimmy put much more effort into holding in farts that he did to actually trying to connect with the loss that he should be feeling. Gretchen came closest when she put on an accent and got Jimmy to yell at her, but there were many false starts, including the sexy funeral that got them turned on and the awful kid who was cyberbullying his father. I liked Jimmy’s argument that everyone who feels emotion dies in movies, and that only the robots survive. Lindsay got a major spotlight this episode after she realized that someone who eventually miss her, leading to a very surprising performance in parenting class. Vernon was busy trying to guzzle alcohol with Paul’s help and Becca was focused on competing with Lindsay, and during all that Lindsay was the true star of the class, heroically bringing a fake baby back to life. Lindsay drinking on the floor with a sad dad looking for a second chance and then trying to kiss him prompted an unfortunate reaction that swung dramatic, as she started to run away from her new life in a more major way than just stabbing her husband so that his skin would have to grow back together. The worst part is probably that the man she tried to kiss had already made plans to go kayaking with Paul.

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