Saturday, January 19, 2019

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 5, Episode 2 “The Pin in My Grenade” (B+)

This episode had me laughing audibly in a way that I don’t remember this show doing in a long time, as these two tried to elope and failed miserably. As Edgar and Lindsay deliberated over which of them was the dumb one of the group, they both managed to derail the courthouse weddings by distracting Jimmy with notions of the wedding he’s always wanted and dropping a wedding dress by Gretchen’s new office that she could try on before luxuriating on the bidet. It’s hardly surprising that this show would incorporate modern times by having Gretchen “Me Too a dude for his office,” only to learn that she actually got rid of a true perpetrator. Gretchen and Jimmy both having the same idea about getting beat up to cover for having missed the wedding was funny, and obviously Lindsay had some real rage to get out while she was punching Gretchen. Jimmy caught her when she tried to switch stories when she realized that he had missed it too, but, luckily, they’re now set for an actual wedding that isn’t going to coincide with Lindsay’s birthday. One of my favorite moments was Gretchen’s video session with Samira Wiley’s perpetually unpaid Iowa-based therapist, who was fine hearing all of the filth coming out of her mouth until she congratulated her on marrying Boone, only to discover that she was in fact marrying Jimmy, something that made her panic right away and try to convince Gretchen not to do before she hung up on her.

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