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'You're the Worst' gives the rom-com formula a mild case of crabs

Suggested alternate title: Love in the Time of Cynicism.

From the moment you see Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) taking pictures of his junk during a wedding toast, it’s pretty clear You’re the Worst doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. To wit, Jimmy is mid-waltz with the bride—his ex—when he informs her he’s only come to her wedding to gawk at the imminent “disaster” of love and marriage.

The surly new half-hour rom-com from Stephen Falk (Orange Is the New Black) presents a challenge for itself by offering up a character like Jimmy as its entrée into the series. Despite audiences’ seemingly insatiable appetite for antiheroes in basic-cable dramas, it’s fairly rare to lead a comedy with someone kind of awful (Worst‘s FX sibling Louie has been blazing that trail to much acclaim). How are viewers meant to fall in love with Jimmy, who’s as reactive as he is bitter? And, more importantly, how are they to believe a woman would fall in love with him? READ FULL STORY

'Reckless' could use a little less recklessness

Much like viewers want to watch Christmas movies in December, June is the time for beaches, minimal clothing, and sweat. And by those requirements alone, Reckless will meet your summer quota.

Set in Charleston, South Carolina, Reckless follows two lawyers through all of the town’s scandals. Lawyer no. 1 is good old Southern boy Roy, played by Cam Gigandet, who drives his boat to work each day, knows how to rock a suit, and says things like “bless your heart.” Then there’s Jamie, the Yankee lawyer who’s new in town and favors short dresses and high heels. Add in some crooked cops and a city-wide sex scandal, and it certainly sounds like you’ve found your new summer show. Unfortunately, however, Reckless falls short in its delivery. READ FULL STORY

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