Sunday, October 22, 2017

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 4, Episode 7 “A Bunch of Hornballs” (B+)

Only on this show would characters think to throw a divorce party, and only on this show would the ex-husband show up to cackle like a supervillain and ruin the night without doing anything truly horrific or violent. There wasn’t anything good that came from the party aside from a relationship development between Gretchen and Boone, but even that was tainted by the self-destructive follow-up step taken by Gretchen, which was to immediately call Jimmy, who couldn’t get away fast enough from his vomiting, orgasm-free erotica writer, and share a pleasant conversation reminiscent of old times, complete with classic splitscreen and smiles on both their faces. Boone was hesitant about Gretchen meeting his daughter, and she didn’t exactly wait for his approval to introduce herself. Them going down the road together would be great, but it’s clear that she’s still attached to Jimmy, and he’s obviously into her even if he’s doing all the wrong things. Edgar planned an epic party but, as always, wasn’t tuned in to the reality of what he was doing, and now he’s going to have to find a way to pay for everything that surely won’t help his mental health. Lindsay’s response of “Where are the good ones” to Carl the human participation trophy wasn’t kind, but neither were her coworkers’ text attacks on her. I can’t imagine something positive will come once she returns to work. As this show has progressed, Becca has become just as deplorable as our main characters, making out with her gay best friend in front of Vernon and making the affable doof truly miserable.

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