You're the Worst is the best

02 January 2016

I was looking forward to another How I Met Your Mother marathon but welp, my portable hard drive got busted. I've had Season 1 of You're the Worst for a while now that I've already forgotten where I first heard about it, so I thought of watching a few episodes just for the heck of it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

BEST. DECISION. EVER. You're the Worst is my new favorite thing on TV!
You're the Worst isn't a typical romantic comedy. Narcissist Jimmy Shive-Overly thinks all relationships are doomed from the start, while stubborn cynic Gretchen Cutler is certain that amorous bonds aren't her thing. When the two meet at a wedding, though, there's a sea change: They go home together and find they're beginning to fall for each other. Jimmy and Gretchen navigate fear, heartbreak, ardor and other feelings, while their situation seems to establish that nontraditionalists sometimes make great partners.
Jimmy is a novelist/ writer while Gretchen works in PR, but those are not the main reasons why I love this show. Jimmy can be a tad dramatic and a bit overbearing at times especially when he goes on his endless rants but somehow his British accent makes it okay. Heh. Meanwhile, Gretchen is like the coolest girl in your class that you want to be friends with. Ugh, she's just so pretty I can stare at her face forever. Lending support to the duo are Gretchen's best friend Lindsay who is married to Paul, a wealthy executive who seems to have a LOT of time for his hobbies, and Jimmy's roommate Edgar, an ex-war veteran dealing with PTSD who seriously wants to turn his life back around. Rounding up the cast are Jimmy's ex Becca and her husband Vernon and Gretchen's clients Sam Dresden, Honey Nutz, and Shitstain. Yup. They are all terrible people who make terrible decisions but somehow you find yourself identifying with and rooting for them. Except for Becca. Becca is the worst. LOL.

Aside from the great cast, snappy script, and witty banter, I love the show's character development. The description is right, though; this isn't your typical romantic comedy so don't watch it expecting grand gestures. Instead, watch out for those secret smiles, those little nuances that show Jimmy and Gretchen's feelings develop over the course of the two seasons. It also tackles mental issues like PTSD and clinical depression without taking it lightly or making a joke out of it. I don't want to spoil it for you so I won't say anything more except that YOU REALLY HAVE TO WATCH IT NOW.

I love that the show isn't drawn out too long, but I hate that I'm already done binge-watching it in just a short period. I want need moar.

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K thanks hibernating until Season Three is out.

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