You're The Worst: The Complete First Season
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Meet Gretchen (Aya Cash) and Jimmy (Chris Geere). She's a cynical PR rep for rappers and he's a narcissistic British novelist. Impressed by each other's bad behavior at Jimmy's ex girlfriend's wedding, they begin what they swear is a casual sexual relationship - until it turns out to be more than that. Together with their besties, Edgar (Desmin Borges) and Lindsay (Kether Donohue), they navigate the shallowest waters they can find in this hilarious, witty, in-your-face comedy series.
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Summer programming is generally long on drama and light-hearted comedies. Not since the debut of "The League" (since moved to an early Fall start date) has there been a crude, offensive & laugh out loud funny summer comedy.
I knew early on that I was going to like this when Jimmy, after having been thrown out of a wedding, runs into Gretchen (also, a wedding guest) pilfering a gift, comments on what it currently takes to bring the bride to orgasm!
Neither party knows how to be in a relationship and seems satisfied using each other for sex, or are they?
Jimmy doesn't seem to have any friends, though has an ex-military/ex-heroin addict roomie and plays video games with a neighbor kid whose dad gets the new game releases early.
Gretchen best friend is the recently married sister of the bride whose wedding they met at.
While their respective occupations take back seat to the relationship, Jimmy is seemingly a one and done Author that parleyed a book into a nice house and Gretchen is a Hollywood Publicist.
Entertainment Weekly, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette & Roger Eibert all place "You're The Worst" in the low 80's on the Metacritic ratings scale. However, The LA Times & The Hollywood Reporter gave solid failing grades of 30.
If you like the same type of raunchy humor as "The League", you will like "You're The Worst"
There is a lot of sexual situations and dialogue. There was some nudity in the pilot episode, but not much after that, and the kind of language that you get on the TV-MA cable shows. So if that would turn you off to a show, then it is best to skip this. If not, it is definitely a show worth checking out. It is well written and acted with a great supporting cast (Kether Donohue steals every scene she is in as Lindsay, Gretchen's best friend who is in a dead end marriage with a husband she cannot stand).
The one drawback is, like many of Fox's shows, unless they consider it a big ticket show they either give a bare bones factory DVD release (and no blu-ray) or, like this one, only stream it. Luckily, for those of us who like the physical discs, Amazon has made a DVD-R release, which basically burns the episodes and nothing else. So you will get no extras, no subtitles (for those for whom that matters) or anything that you would get on a proper release. It does suck, but it is what it is.
I get why people give 5-star reviews even though they're disappointed with this dvd set: they love the show, they don't want to see it cancelled, and they want to neutralize the one star reviews.
I love the show, but I hate this dvd set, which looks cheap from the outside (the graphics look they were printed on an old inkjet and I bought it as a gift), has no extras (only the actual episodes; nothing else), and even no subtitles! (which I wanted in order the help follow the fast-paced smart dialogue; imagine how deaf people will feel about this slight). This is a super cheap effort by the TV studio and disrespectful to the fans.
Apparently, this is a new trend by studios to make dvd sets on demand using DVD-R's and not get stuck with unsold inventory. I don't like it.
So, the show gets 5 stars (it's my favorite new show on TV), the bare-bones no-frills dvd set gets 1 star. That averages out to 3 stars.
Because of all of this, I was extremely disappointed to see FX and 20th Century Fox's home video department treating the show so poorly for it's DVD release. Two of my biggest complaints are that there's no Blu Ray edition (which pretty much all modern shows get) and there doesn't appear to be any sort of extras (commentaries, featuretes, etc.) A 5 star show, but a 1 star DVD release. You can do better, Fox. Put a little more effort into it.