You’re the Worst delved into tropes this week as Jimmy decided to create pro + cons lists of everything in his life. He’s slowly been working through his emotions centred around the death of his dad and whether intentionally or not (I doubt he’d ever admit it) he’s been inspired by that cleaning everyone was obsessed during the summer to get rid of everything in his life that may have been influenced by his dad.
And eventually this includes Gretchen, a plot line which happened on Friends twenty years earlier You’re the Worst updates it so both sides are aware. And in true You’re the Worst style throughout most of the episode the pro + con lists are played for laughs until they’re not.
Its a wedding episode and it’s Shitstains- well it’s not a wedding more of an elopement party- after he unexpectedly gets married without telling his two best friends. Although the main drama of the wedding plays out as a side plot, two best friends coming to terms with a member of their team moving to a different stage in their life could easily have been played out as a movie all by itself.
Lindsay is surveying the world post-marriage and follows a bitchy stylist around the wedding too interview her about her job. Lindsay’s relationship with Paul continues to be the most dysfunctional of the group and I kind of hope they do pull the plug on it but keep Paul around as an unlikely friend to Jimmy because that guy is hilarious. And you see it etched on his face how much he wanted to be a dad and how much Lindsay doesn’t know or seem to care.
To reference Friends twice in a post (sorry I’m a girl in my twenties this is my major frame of reference for everything) but Friends wouldn’t have worked if had been solely focused on Ross and Rachel. The episodes taking out both the major characters allows side plots too mean a little bit more whether that’s Edgar finally getting into something he’s passionate about as his girlfriend starts to crumble or Lindsay finally telling Paul she’s leaving him.
They get into what might be their first fight as they cut into their both their deep insecurities. Whether this is just a one episode fight or the beginning of the end for our favourite terrible couple I think You’re The Worst is probably the only show on TV that could pull off a romantic comedy about two exes…