The games of love are messy in FX's You're the Worst.
Here is the manual for love in FX's You're the Worst: (1) don't prematurely annoy or scare your "bae" (especially if you just moved in), (2) cyberstalk your love interest at your own risk, and (3) keep your feelings at bay until you accept that, eventually, you'll both be crushed by the emotional shortcomings of your partner. Yikes. The love story of FX's You're the Worst follows the romantic misadventures of Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere), a writer, and Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash), a music publicist, as they fall in and out of love during the course of three seasons. Season four premiered September 6th and, let's just say, the bitterness is real. Can men and women find an equal footing in love? Perhaps, but there are five things You're the Worst makes certain.
You're the Worst is a show about how the standards of platonic and romantic relationships are turned upside down in the age of dating apps, online avatars, and the gender war between millennials. Keep hope kids; love is like ice cream: if you let it sit, it melts. Okay...wait...that's not a saying about love, but you get the gist. Things change, people change, and ice cream is best cold.
Shaun Harris is a poet, freelance writer, and editor published in avant-garde, feminist journals. Lover of warm-toned makeup palettes, psych-rock, and Hilton Als. Her work has allowed her to copyedit and curate content for various poetry organizations in the NYC area.