Sunday, October 29, 2017

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 4, Episode 8 “Worldstar!” (B+)

So much for the sweet romance that was the rekindling of Jimmy and Gretchen’s relationship with their episode-ending phone call. They stayed on the phone throughout the night, but Gretchen’s conversational attempts were drowned out by Jimmy’s very loud snoring. He was so excited when he showed up later, thrilled about his book and ready to get back together with Gretchen, and it’s a real shame that Max felt the need to tell him that Boone showed up to the party. Jimmy’s decision to call Catherine because of how much better he was doing than her was a poor, embarrassing one, and it turns out that, not only had she become very successful, she was quite mean. Even though she claimed she would never go for it, they did have some hate sex, which Gretchen showed up to see and instead of running, she decided to stick around and allow herself some twisted pleasure from watching it. There’s not much hope for these two. I also don’t know what to make of Edgar’s decision to exert a bizarre elitist power over his fellow veteran, paying him $50 to speak the chimichurri sauce on his steak in front of a wowed Max (who I don’t particularly like as a character, by the way). Fortunately, things are looking up for Lindsay and Becca, who got off to a rough start when Lindsay was robbed of her speech opportunity when her mom was there and then got her anger rejected before things devolving into a physical altercation. Walking in on Vernon masturbating to a video of their mother actually helped to cut the tension, and watching the video of their mother neglecting them was actually quite therapeutic for all involved, something that could only happen on this show.

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