You're the Worst (2014– )
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If someone tried to reboot "Mad About You" in the 21st century with manic-depressive but snarky and brilliant undertones of the British show "Black Books", this show would be the result.
It is perfectly cast, and its characters feel like real people. They're not Hollywood dolls ("Friends"), nor are they court jesters dancing around in silly costumes for our amusement("Two And A Half Men"). They are authentic, they could be people we know, or ourselves, at that certain point in our lives.
After the 25-minute pilot I found myself caring about them a great deal, and I can't wait until the next episode.
There is still hope for comedy!
The pilot got me interested, the next episode got me exited, and as I just watched the 3rd episode, it had me bawling with laughter.
The final scene, they ask the black guy at the door "are you gay?", having caught him in his underwear with the white openly gay guy.... and his reply is "no, but this n***er sucks really good dick".
Hilarious and refreshingly irreverent!
This show is of a really high quality, well casted and well written, like early seasons of Entourage or Californication... but it's a comedy.
I urge people to see it, so it survives.
You're the Worst is one of the most well written comedy's on TV. They respect their audiences intelligence and don't try to cram a well packaged moral out of every episode. They play television to it's strengths and savor the subtle changes in a persons life and a romantic relationship that a feature film wouldn't have time to show. The cast is has been terrific and their characters you'll grow to love despite the despicable things they often do. This show is brilliant and I hope it does well so there's more of a demand for shows like this.
Most rom-coms run out of fuel once the clichéd "Will they? Won't they?" part is resolved, whereas You're the Worst starts off precisely here – when things begin to get interesting (in real life). As television critic Andy Greenwald points out, "life doesn't get boring once coupledom starts. [ ] It's a failure of imagination and, quite often, writing to suggest otherwise." The series will hopefully be renewed for a second season on FX, but regardless what the future holds in store, there's only one way this ends whether it's in a week or twenty years, there's horrible pain and sadness ahead
This TV Series is a blend of Entourage mixed with some British humor and the the peculiar traits of Los Santos of GTA5. The cast fits together like a hand in a glove. On top of that you get some character development, unlike most big comedy's today. Being a European I don't know how the "real LA" is, but I kind of could imagine how strange life could be there.
Shame there's only 9 episodes for the first season.
Every scene and episode blends well together, and even the soundtrack is spot-on. Flawless script which doesn't use any unnecessary comical fillers to pad the plot line. Stephen Falk was not afraid to think outside of the box and come up with intriguing scenes that pushed the boundaries just enough to add a sense of ridiculousness to the show. I found myself engaged with every character on the show and curious to see what they would do next. Truly an underrated show, I hope to see it gain popularity as everyone should watch this outstanding comedy.
I think the writers have pulled off what they intended with this show. It has a freshness to it which is endearing and frankly near unique in a world which often regurgitates worn out entertainment in the guise of original programming. So well done on that front.
I didn't laugh aloud at any point whilst watching, but then again I rarely laugh aloud at anything. Nevertheless, I was amused!
The Character traits of the lead male roll are surprisingly accurate, as there is a great sway of the English middle class (& up) who are utterly unpleasant in my experience & don't actually know the scope of their own evil.
All in all the show is watchable and entertains. What more can I say and what more do you want?
Point is 10/10, keep making this show! Great stuff, being a 27yo male i love it! Now if ur a 65 year old Christian women maybe not so much, rather crude at times but thats just one of its pros! Lol.
Favorite show - 10 *s
What is surprising about this sitcom is its depth. For the writers, it's not enough to simply show awful people being awful; almost immediately the show starts considering why they act so bad, what's behind it, how it impacts their relationships, and whether they're really as bad as they appear.
These ideas were brought to the forefront in season 2, as the show delves deeper into the psychology of its characters. Towards the end the series was threading a fine line between wacky comedy and dramatic themes, and it did quite well.
The supporting characters have developed their own story arcs, and once again, initially shallow characterizations have given way to increasing nuance.
This could have ruined the series. I can understand how the episodes about depression could put people off who just wanted a transgressive comedy (like some guy who posted a somewhat negative review here in which he claims he went to one of the 10 "top psych schools"), but I love the way the show holds onto its transgressions while becoming more. I'm looking forward to the next season.
---- Alas, season three was where it all fell apart. The series beautifully walked the knife's edge of dark humor in season two, but everything that could have gone wrong then but didn't finally did in season three.
The series was unrelentingly grim, and not funny at all. It was as though the writers had become so enamored of their characters increasingly soap-operish lives that they simply forgot it was supposed to be a comedy.
I gave up a couple of episodes before the end of season 3. I only made it that far because of how good the show had once been, but when I realized that season 11 was a fair attempt to do what the show used to do, and that it still was just mediocre, I realized that I was done.
So I say, definitely watch the first two seasons. And when you feel the series is losing it, eject. It's not coming back.
If you're in the least way put off by what I have written thus far then You're the Worst definitely isn't for you because it's a lot more offensive. It's also very, very funny. It's also a lot more realistic than about 99% of romantic comedies either on TV or in feature films. Let's face it, most romantic comedies aren't romantic or funny in the least.
One of the protagonists is British which suits the show because a lot of the humor is very British meaning there is a sharp edge to it, to say the least. If you can't handle a bit of profanity or frank sexual talk then steer clear (and grow up already). I love how they come at the whole idea of the American dream from different perspectives. The two protagonists want nothing to do with it, Edgar is damaged goods thanks to it, and Vernon is the eternal frat boy who is all in.
Check it out. It's a blast!
I beg that this show gets some attention from the masses and I only hope they keep this slightly crisp attitude going. The overall script and tempo is extremely well put together and the photography of LA is great. Watch this show if you like dark comedy and a slightly different love story.
None of the characters are likable. Most of the attempts at humour don't work. The two main characters are too miserable, selfish and uncaring for the show to be fun - or for us to care about them. It's not romantic, because they don't have chemistry as a couple. They're unsuited to each other, so we can't believe in their relationship.
The LCD Soundsystem episode is BAD. It is dark, in a bad way, in a show that's supposed to be funny. Gretchen acts 100% out- of-character, and the show demeans its lovable main characters to cast a family of liberal elitist garbage as a positive alternative to the fun people I'd grown to empathize with.
Depressed people don't stalk other people, especially the kind of people this show has mocked for the ENTIRE SEASON. Believe me, I've suffered through depression, and I have a psych degree from a top 10 psych school. This is straight-up schizo behavior from Gretchen.
Moreover, the change in tenor towards promoting hipster pseudo-professionals in worthless fields such as "landscape architecture" is laughable (pretty much a glorified landscaper you pick up from Home Depot for day labor). All of a sudden the characters that spent all season mocking the sad, wanna-be modern American family acting superior because they've "grown up" (when in reality, they just aren't good enough to get by acting young anymore) are made to look pathetic in comparison to a family of unproductive, unhappy, elitist losers. Jimmy looks like an idiot, while Gretchen suddenly wants to be what she has been struggling for so long not to be? Why weren't these people roundly mocked for being everything a person should struggle NOT to be in a relationship. A sad, stay-at-home dad who plays sh***y hipster rock, and a glorified day-laborer so- called "professional" woman. Real winners.
This just felt like propaganda, using a complete lack of logic and reason, combined with strong emotional and visual triggers, to convince the kind of people that watch this show and mock the pathetic family sweater people to become sedentary, judgmental, hipster breeders.
I've NEVER seen a show do a complete 90 degree transformation from lighthearted comedy to taking itself WAY too seriously before. People are literally calling for the show to win Emmys because of a poorly written episode that paints Major Depression as some sort of schizophrenic episode. Maybe the writers should have done more research, because this just came across as crass and unsophisticated to me. Just, what the ****? I won't be watching this anymore.
I really hope with the recent introduction of the bar owner they will kill off the redhead and get back to some comedy because this show went from being really great to a total waste of time.
I don't know of any other good current comedy shows on, so finding this was like a breath of fresh air. Then the writers got off on this depression thing and KILLED this show. Sorry, but there are subjects that have no place on a COMEDY. You want to write a drama, go for it but do not ruin the only decent sit-com on the air.