Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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

Kevin Can F**k Himself: Season 2, Episode 2 “The Way We Were” (B+)

While there’s much more content outside of the sitcom laugh track setting, this season is doing a very good job of painting Kevin as a much meaner person than he seems, particularly in relation to his treatment of Neil. That his first reaction to Neil’s new haircut was to insult it rather than to notice his scar was just the beginning, and he continuously insulted him and failed to acknowledge any of the effort he put in to get him the specific hat he requested and all other volunteer assistant jobs. He wouldn’t even hear the important information Neil tried to tell him about Allison trying to kill him since he’s never actually listening. Neil and Allison simultaneously saying “leave her alone” when he mocked Patty was a sign that he’s much likelier to come around to Allison’s way of thinking than to get her in her way. Allison was busy hatching her own plans by using her aunt to try to pawn Kevin’s (stolen) card, but she also got to relive a bit of her would-be future when the reporter interviewing Kevin recognized her and asked her why she didn’t get out when she had the chance. I’d be more concerned about Neil’s traumatic flashbacks and about how he isn’t willing to accept Patty’s help, which is understandable given her part in it. Patty is playing with fire by continuing to maintain her romantic relationship with Tammy, something her cop girlfriend can tell she’s not invested in even if she did try to make out with her at a funeral for a hated colleague.

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