‘You’re the Worst’ is one of the better comedies on television in the last few years. The show started out as a comedy about messed up people falling into something approximating love. But it soon evolved into a sophisticated exploration of self-destruction, mental illness and general human imperfection. The show has been praised by critics and has been loved by the audience across the world.
The first season had a lukewarm start, receiving mostly positive reviews. However, it picked up the slack after the second season and then there was no going back. Season two to five hold 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, maintaining a strong 77 on Metacritic. The series has received various nominations for Critics Choice Awards. The show has been created by Stephen Falk, who is also known for his work in other acclaimed comedy-dramas like ‘Orange Is the New Black‘ and ‘Weeds’. He also serves as the executive producer of the series.
You’re the Worst Cast: Who is in it?
Chris Geere plays Jimmy Shive-Overly, an often rude and insensitive writer who mistakes his bad behaviour for being truthful. He is also known for his roles in ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu‘, ‘Modern Family‘, ‘Waterloo Road’ and ‘After Earth’. Aya Cash plays Gretchen Cutler, a PR executive who is clinically depressed but doesn’t want anyone to know about it. She also appeared in FX’s biographical miniseries, ‘Fosse/Verdon‘. Her other acting credits include ‘Begin Again’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘, ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Easy‘.
Desmin Borges plays Edgar Quintero, Jimmy’s roommate who suffers from PTSD due to his experiences in Iraq. He has also been a part of ‘Preacher‘, ‘The Good Wife‘, ‘Compliance’ and ‘Mr Popper’s Penguins’. Kether Donohue plays Lindsay Jillian, Gretchen’s best friend who has her marriage as chaotic as her personality. Donohue has previously worked in ‘Pitch Perfect‘, ‘The Mindy Project‘, ‘Royal Pains’ and ‘Boy Wonder’.
The excellent supporting cast includes Janet Varney, Todd Robert Anderson, Allan McLeod, Shane Francis Smith, Brandon Mychal Smith, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Allen Maldonado, Collette Wolfe, Stephen Schneider, Mageina Tovah, Lucy Montgomery and Robin Riker.