Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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

Kevin Can F**k Himself: Season 1, Episode 7 “Broken” (B+)

This episode had some real darkness to it, but the way questions are being asked and the narrative is being framed, it’s not clear that Kevin is the one who actually got shot. I’m hoping that’s not the case since this could all turn really bad if something else happened and it comes back to Allison, but we’ll have to wait for the season finale, which will be the last of this show we’ll see unless it ends up getting renewed, which hasn’t happened yet. It’s strange to think that Allison has left Worcester and has a family of her own, though theoretically that doesn’t make her much happier than being at home with Kevin does. Nicky getting fired for assaulting the waiter who bumped him was not a good sign, but the biggest issue with all of Allison’s very careful and purposely obvious planning was Kevin finding the fertility information and declaring his deep desire to be a father. Tammy didn’t seem happy to be talking about Patty when she and her partner, played by Kevin Chapman, were interrogating Allison, but for now they seem to be in great shape, especially considering they even got their sitcom moment of their own where Tammy helped Neil prep for a gritty interrogation. We even got to see Sam at home unhappy with his own life, and these expanded perspectives could make for great season two content. For now, this episode left off on a very serious and haunting note, with Kevin haplessly grabbing the gun he found in the trash and heading down to confront an intruder who’s almost certainly much more prepared for what’s about to happen than he is.

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