Sunday, February 10, 2019

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 5, Episode 5 “A Very Good Boy” (B+)

No one would argue that Jimmy is a good person, but all it took for him to need to prove that he’s awful was Gretchen telling him that he’s a very good boy. That sent him spiraling, no longer committed to being punished if he didn’t write his twenty pages per day and ready to steal the computer of the guy next to him who asked him to watch it while he went to the bathroom before returning it moments later out of shame. The last time I thought I recognized Hannah Marks from “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” it wasn’t her, but this time she did play the disinterested florist who brought Jimmy to a club that he wasn’t ready for at all. His insistence on seeming bad led to the one thing that might actually anger Gretchen, and he wasn’t doing nearly enough to stop it from happening. Gretchen trying to get food from a conference room made her actually have to do her job for once, and her suggestion of DJ Nock Nock somehow paid off. Yvette is watching her now, and maybe she’ll do a decent job and perform, even if she’s been trying so hard not to all these years. Lindsay and Edgar definitely don’t work in the real world, but at least they’re happy with what they have. It’s reassuring to know that Vernon and Becca are also terrible people, apparently conning Paul into paying them $5,000 a month after they throw his sperm out the window.

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