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The YOU’RE THE WORST Cast Teases Pushing the Story Forward, Third Wheels, Exploring Characters, and More

September 9, 2015 by  
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Credit: Autumn De Wilde/FX

Credit: Autumn De Wilde/FX

When YOU’RE THE WORST kicks off its new season on FXX, Jimmy and Gretchen are adjusting, in their own way, to their recent cohabitation.

“I think both Jimmy and Gretchen go through periods of feeling good about living together, and also desperately wanting not to live together and annoying each other,” YOU’RE THE WORST star Aya Cash (Gretchen) shared. “I feel we hit about halfway through the season, [and then] we stop playing with the moving in cliches. There’s obviously some back and forth about ‘Where do I put my stuff?’ and ‘Whose schedule are we on?’ which I think is interesting, but you could do a whole season of that. And a lot of shows would. But I think [YOU’RE THE WORST creator] Stephen [Falk] and the writers have really pushed it forward, and moved into something deeper, and playing with something else…so you’re not just going to watch a whole season of, ‘Oh my God, they’re living together, here are the issues.'”

The show’s evolution was an important step for the writers — a fact the actors appreciated.

“I think it was really important for all of us not to change too much,” Chris Geere (Jimmy) acknowledged. “Stephen has this thing called ‘second seasonitis,’ [as] he calls it: you look at what worked last year and you try to recreate it. I think that’s important to avoid. And, thankfully, touch wood, we’ve all picked up from where we left last year, rather than trying to create a new show.”

One of the thing the show is leaning into? The fabulous chemistry between the whole cast.

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YOU’RE THE WORST: Stephen Falk and Desmin Borges on the Cut Edgar-Lindsay Kiss

August 31, 2015 by  
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Credit: Byron Cohen/FX

Credit: Byron Cohen/FX

For as fabulous as YOU’RE THE WORST’s first season was — and if you haven’t seen it, please remedy that ASAP: the first season is on DVD and streaming on Hulu — there was one key moment that was filmed that didn’t make it to our television screens: a Lindsay and Edgar kiss.

“The uninteresting answer is it was a really long episode, and I needed to cut something,” YOU’RE THE WORST creator Stephen Falk shared. “It wasn’t a significant kiss; it was a silly kiss.”

The moment in question was supposed to come in the episode, “Equally Dead Inside,” where Edgar and Lindsay came to the (horrifying) realization that they may be sidekicks in their friends’ lives. And after they grew tired of being stood up, the duo came up with their own plan to get back at Jimmy and Gretchen.

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YOU’RE THE WORST: Stephen Falk and Desmin Borges on Edgar’s PTSD

August 7, 2014 by  
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youre-the-worst-desYOU’RE THE WORST — a great new FX comedy you should all be watching — is a show that lives in shades of grey. The characters might not be joyful good-doers, but they’re not, in actuality, the worst. Instead, they’re unapologetically themselves…which can make things difficult for the people around them.

Likewise, YOU’RE THE WORST isn’t a straight-forward comedy: sure, it’s wickedly funny at times, but the show also isn’t afraid to embrace the fact that life can be tough. Case in point: Edgar’s PTSD, which had been mentioned in the first few episodes, but is touched on a bit more in tonight’s brand new episode, “What Normal People Do.”

I spoke with YOU’RE THE WORST creator Stephen Falk and series star Desmin Borges (Edgar) about playing out Edgar’s PTSD on-screen, the research they did, and more…

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