Monday, March 11, 2019

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 5, Episode 9 “Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Sunday Funday” (B+)

I didn’t catch on right away to the fact that Edgar and Lindsay weren’t actually putting on the least appealing Sunday Funday ever but actually setting up a series of disasters that could cumulate in them being able to take part in a murder, which was the most fun that Gretchen could possibly have. I did think that it was all a setup once things started getting very dark. There were also some far less scripted moments that got mixed in along the way, like the exchange of $2000 for the revelation of the truth about how Becca’s pregnancy came to be. I like that Lindsay got mad at Becca for sleeping with her ex-husband and then ultimately got to a good point of laughing about it with Paul, who apparently was actually suffering from a yeast infection in his eyes? Paul F. Tompkins also played a big role that apparently was what he had to do in order to get Edgar to retract his rightful complaints about harassment, and he didn’t seem to mind playing the part. He did, however, hit a nerve with Jimmy and Gretchen about what they wanted for their future and their contradictory notions of what change signifies. They’re not just going to be able to keep on going without addressing some of the issues that they’ll soon face, and Edgar getting serious with Jimmy after admitting that his screenplay was terrible also means that Gretchen’s self-medication is going to come up soon and she’s sure not to react well to being confronted about it.

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