Saturday, November 19, 2016

TV Show Review: You're the Worst (Season 3)

FX's anti-romcom about the relationship between a British author Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) and Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash) is a hilarious look at the difficulty of dating in the modern age. The third season expanded on the hilarious minor characters Lindsay Jillian (Kether Donohue) and Edgar Quintero (Desmin Borges). Lindsay is married to Paul (Allan McLeod) and reluctantly pregnant trying to shift into a normal life. Edgar is recovering from PTSD and dates his improv coach Dorothy Durwood (Collette Wolfe).

The other couple that had a small amount of spotlight was Lindsay's sister and Jimmy's ex-girlfriend Becca (Janet Varney) and Vernon Barbara (Todd Robert Anderson) who also planned to have a baby. The relationship ups and downs are displayed with plenty of humor mixed in that can appeal to those with a certain sense of humor. I find the show to be incredibly funny. 

Jimmy is working on his second novel and struggling to find inspiration for his novel. Gretchen has had to come to terms with her mental illness and starts to receive help from a therapist Justina (Samira Wiley). The show addresses mental illness in an unflinching manner and still finds ways to deliver a punchline despite the heavy topics.

The show also ruminates on success in the late twenties and early thirties and how to transfer on to the next stage of life after college and early employment. These struggles with lack of success or achieving a dream affect the relationship while others have a lack of direction and refuse to move on to a normal lifestyle. 

You're the Worst was a show that I caught up on this year because I had heard so many great things about it and I was not disappointed. This show is one of my favorite comedies of the year and a show that I could not get enough of. I especially like the show because it's about a narcissistic author working on his second project and achieving some small semblance of success in publishing. I would recommend this show to people with a flexible sense of humor.  

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