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Lies, damn lies, and romance star in You're The Worst's antepenultimate episode Lies, damn lies, and romance star in You're The Worst's antepenultimate episode

There are two lies at play in “Four Goddamn More Days,” a big one and an even bigger one. The first is that Gretchen was fired immediately after the listening party incident and has subsequently been hiding it from Jimmy for two weeks. The second is that Gretchen isn’t at all excited about getting married, or, at the…

Gretchen chooses to bail once again on another strong You're The Worst Gretchen chooses to bail once again on another strong You're The Worst

“You should be with her. She’s gonna do something dumb.”

Revelations, murder, and Paul F. Tompkins star in You're The Worst's final Sunday Funday Revelations, murder, and Paul F. Tompkins star in You're The Worst's final Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday has always been a bit of a misnomer. The holiday’s eponymous song might promise raucous celebration before the workweek begins, but the day’s activities and binge drinking belie the customary growth moments that historically occur. After all, Sunday Funday is the day when Jimmy told Gretchen not to leave…

Paul, Vernon, and Becca become closer than ever on You're The Worst Paul, Vernon, and Becca become closer than ever on You're The Worst

TV shows in their final season historically provide their beloved recurring characters a nice send-off so that audiences can say their last goodbyes. For You’re The Worst, “beloved recurring characters” mostly amounts to Paul, Vernon, and Becca, the three broken souls on the outer orbit of Jimmy and Gretchen’s life.…

Noir gunplay aside, The Wedding Guest is another scenic travelogue from the director of The Trip Noir gunplay aside, The Wedding Guest is another scenic travelogue from the director of The Trip

While Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip series exists to show off Steve Coogan’s and Rob Brydon’s improvisational skills and dueling impressions, it’s also an excuse to capture the lush romance of different European countries. Increasingly, the director makes travelogues, even when he’s chasing other interests; regional…

Jimmy and Gretchen make new couple friends on an outstanding You're The Worst Jimmy and Gretchen make new couple friends on an outstanding You're The Worst

One of You’re The Worst’s best episodes followed Gretchen’s obsession with an older couple that seemingly had it all figured it out. They both had cool jobs, a great kid, and were seemingly in sync. Behind closed doors, of course, things weren’t as simple or easy as they appeared. The guy is stuck in the past, wishing…

Jealousy rears its ugly head during "Fuck Week" on You're The Worst Jealousy rears its ugly head during "Fuck Week" on You're The Worst

After all the bareknuckle fights, the back-and-forth about commitment, the big depression spiral, the break-ups, and the adolescent tantrums in between, Jimmy and Gretchen still have a fundamental problem with open communication. The two are great together in many contexts—planning a wedding, clowning on other people,…

The You're The Worst gang finally begins to lose their edge The You're The Worst gang finally begins to lose their edge

“A Very Good Boy” has the unfortunate task of establishing various storylines that will play out the rest of the final season. Written by Marquita J. Robinson, the episode reintroduces Gretchen’s career back into her life in a major way, it brings Lindsay’s love life into the foreground, and it spins another variation…

Jimmy receives a fat check in the funniest You're The Worst in years Jimmy receives a fat check in the funniest You're The Worst in years

You’re The Worst has always excelled at maneuvering between different tones. One minute it can be a nasty comedy that trades in cutting barbs and graphic sex. The next minute it can be a poignant romance that stares intently at the dark spots of coupledom. The series never approached comedy and drama as oppositional…

Jimmy and Gretchen try their hand at adulting on You're The Worst Jimmy and Gretchen try their hand at adulting on You're The Worst

You’re The Worst is a love story between two people who don’t subscribe to conventional ideas of love, but, as I’ve said countless times in these recaps over the past six years, it’s also about the process of entering adulthood kicking and screaming. Jimmy and Gretchen can be exaggeratedly childish and venal (after…

Jimmy and Gretchen set a nice wedding date on You're The Worst Jimmy and Gretchen set a nice wedding date on You're The Worst

After last week’s riff on 90s films, You’re The Worst returns with a “standard” episode, one that prominently features the main ensemble, wacky adventures, some good ol’ sexual content, and, yes, plenty of jokes. “The Pin In My Grenade,” written by Philippe Iujvidin and directed by Stephen Falk, reaffirms Jimmy and…

You're The Worst takes a trip way, way back to the 1990s for its final season premiere You're The Worst takes a trip way, way back to the 1990s for its final season premiere

It’s summer 1997. Aspiring filmmaker Jake (Morgan Krantz) works at a run-of-the-mill video store where he stews in frustration because customers don’t share his obscure taste. He’s lonely, prematurely embittered, and, worst of all, his existential rut has become a permanent state. He longs for someone, anyone, to…

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