Two jerks meet at a wedding, spend a sloppy night together, and, despite him being a self-destructive narcissist and her being a cynical people-pleaser, they fall for each other. That's FX's new one-night-stand-gone-way-wrong comedy, You're the Worst, in a nutshell (also in a nutshell: romance in 2014 in general).
You're The Worst is a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven't been very successful with either. It's the story of Gretchen and Jimmy, fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Los Angeles, friendship, and the fact that sometimes the worst people make the best partners. From the trailer, Jimmy (played by Chris Geere of The Spa) and Gretchen (played by Aya Cash of The Wolf of Wall Street) really do seem like they might be the worst — but really, who isn't? Everybody sucks at falling in love, and life in general, so you take what you can. Sigh, life.
FX's You're the Worst premieres on July 17 at 10:30 PM.
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