When I first started watching You’re the Worst I noticed that its four dynamically different main characters have an overriding common trait: Each one of them is broken, perhaps beyond repair. Gretchen is a cynical, chaotic PR exec and Jimmy is an alcoholic, snide, semi-successful writer. Lindsay is a cute/sexy anti-homemaker “stuck” in a relationship that she loathes, and Edgar is a goofy, kind, once-homeless Iraq War vet. Everything about them is messy – and that makes them a perfect fit for FXX’s growing family of dysfunctional white folk. Imagine them at a party with characters from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman and you’ll get it.
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