Tuesday, January 29, 2019

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 5, Episode 3 “The One Thing We Don’t Talk About” (B+)

Making sure that they have time to have sex in the middle of their wedding as a factor for choosing a wedding venue is something that only these two depraved protagonists would consider, and, though she was a bit disgusted, the event coordinator didn’t seem all too surprised by what they had done. Gretchen was incredibly excited when she learned that a triple murder had occurred, making it the only choice for them, and all it took was Jimmy getting a paying job so that he might be able to help somehow pay off the absurd credit card debt Gretchen has accrued from having seventy credit cards that she simply stopped using as soon as they stopped working. Lindsay, who was sleeping with the janitor she thought was an undercover boss, did a spectacular impression of Gretchen’s mom that got her reacting as if she was really talking to her, and her cutthroat interview process that only Debbie passed led her to make the phone call she was so dreading. Breaking the news to everyone that she’s marrying Jimmy and not Boone is going to be an issue, though I feel like she’ll probably hide that fact until the very last minute. As if Gretchen wasn’t a horrific enough would-be boss, Edgar’s new relationship with his soup-loving, fancy-haired mentor is immensely disturbing. Paying him $1000 to eat a whole bunch of sandwiches is an odd form of torture, but this show knows how to be creative in its unapologetic strangeness.

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