It’s the Fall TV season everyone, which means less and less every year. With HBO releasing some of their biggest shows during the summer  and Netflix just out and saying that they don’t care about traditional programming schedules, we’re less shackled to the idea that this one time of the year is for new television.

That doesn’t mean that there isn’t still new TV though.

You’re the Worst Season 4

You’re the Worst is still the best show you’re not watching. There’s a rumour that apparently one of the FX bigwigs just really loves the show and that’s why it keeps getting renewed. If so, bless that man (or woman). There were episodes of Season 3 that only had  100k people watching. Even by the standards of a cable channel that’s depressingly low.

If you’re not familiar with the premise, it centers around the romance between Jimmy (Chris Geere)and Gretchen (Aya Cash). Jimmy is a self-absorbed writer who hates the world and Gretchen is self-destructive PR agent who hates the world. The reason this works at all is that the show masterfully sneaks humanity into these outwardly irredeemable characters. All while being genuinely hilarious.

Despite the fact that these characters are outwardly despicable, the show manages to make you care about and if not sympathize, at least empathize with them. For a show centered around people who are actively monstrous to almost everyone they meet, they become strangely endearing. Probably my favorite feat of storytelling is pulling this off.

Well measured splashes of humanity offsetting an ocean of cancerous behavior. The audience ends up actually caring about your monsters. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

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