Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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

Kevin Can F**k Himself: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Grand Victorian” (B+)

It was strange to see Kevin in a setting outside of the house, one in which his absence didn’t completely throw off the color of the room but definitely changed the attitude. Allison looking forward to spending Kevin’s birthday dinner without her because he always sneaks off to play games with Neil and Pete said more than enough about the state of their marriage, but the small-town nature of this show’s ensemble made everything dangerously close at the restaurant in this episode. Running into Sam and his wife and being forced to drink with them was particularly awkward, and Kevin was not kind or pleasant when he finally showed up after running back and forth and eating his weight in meat. I don’t know who Sean Avery is but certainly got enough context clues, and I think the Mighty Moo battle was more of an embarrassment than anything else for Allison, who now will have to contend with most of law enforcement mourning her dead husband’s loss if he gets killed according to the existing plan. There’s one cop who isn’t too fond of Allison, and that’s Detective Ridgeway, who isn’t being shy about her romantic feelings for Patty, who seems to be reciprocating them partially to keep herself out of the line of suspicion and partly because someone is actually looking at and caring about her for the first time in a while. I very much appreciated the ending of this episode and the way in which Allison finally reached the limit of being constantly told to shut up and told Nick how it was going to be. Though Sam thinks it happens all the time, it’s good to see her in charge.

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