Tuesday, July 6, 2021

What I’m Watching: Kevin Can F**k Himself

Kevin Can F**k Himself: Season 1, Episode 5 “New Patty” (B+)

It’s exciting to see Allison starting to stand up for herself, making major choices that she’s never made before and bringing Patty into the fold. Being called wallpaper was a trigger for her to take charge, and it was great to see her refuse to take her boss at the liquor store apologizing to the man who was rude to her. Going straight from there to see Sam and take him into the closet was an unexpected development, and I certainly didn’t think that was going to lead to him offering her a job, a perfect solution to many problems aside from Kevin’s dismay at not getting his ten percent alcohol discount. The energy he puts into his mad-scientist boards is crazy considering how little he applies himself in the rest of his life, and it was interesting to see how what he said got interpreted a different way by someone who’s not nearly as stupid and is capable of putting simple things together. Kurt was understandably upset that Patty seemed to have forgotten about his proposal, and his reaction to her saying she never wanted to get married was extreme but also legitimate. Kevin saying that she wasn’t trustworthy shouldn’t have caused him to feel the same way, but he was paying attention and understood that what she said to him didn’t add up. Allison couldn’t go through with killing Kevin with his favorite burger that she had Sam recreate, but Patty’s idea of a much more violent and unsubtle death is both intriguing and terrifying, signifying a much darker turn for this show.

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