You’re the Worst, one of the most critically acclaimed comedies on television right now, is set to return for its fifth and final season on Wednesday night.
The Season 5 premiere of You’re the Worst is on at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX, and all subsequent episodes in the season will air Wednesdays at the same time. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of FXX on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
FXX is one of 75-plus channels included in the main Fubo bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including FXX. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most shows available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
FXX is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
You’re the Worst Preview
Though it may have been slightly uneven to start, You’re the Worst received a 100 percent positive review score on Rotten Tomatoes for both Seasons 3 and 4. The audience reviews weren’t far behind, coming in with an 84 percent score for Season 3 and 88 percent for Season 4.
As Rolling Stone’s Alan Sepinwall put it, “You’re the Worst has rightfully become a critical darling over the years.”
Season 5 centers around Gretchen and Jimmy’s wedding planning, “which is an unknown territory for both of them,” as Chris Geere, who plays Jimmy, bluntly notes.
These are two characters who originally bonded because they were the biggest jerks at a wedding. They are so morally repugnant that the show is literally titled You’re the Worst. Could two such characters actually be headed for a true love-story ending? Perhaps, but as always with this show, don’t necessarily expect it to be that straight-forward.
“I hope there’s some sort of closure, but it’s not too perfect,” says Aya Cash, who plays Gretchen. “Because what I love about the show is the lack of fantasy and the real romance behind it, which is steeped in cynicism.”
Sepinwall, who has seen the final season, explains what to expect over the final 13 episodes:
It’s not a complete return to form: The show has always been a delicate balancing act of cynicism and sincerity, and occasional stumbles this late into the process are inevitable. Some experiments work, like the way this week’s premiere feels like a wild detour until it becomes clear how much it has to say about Gretchen and Jimmy’s love story. (It’s the show’s best, funniest episode in quite some time.) Others don’t, like the latest spotlight on Lindsay’s outsized extended family, including sister Becca (Janet Varney), Becca’s husband Vernon (Todd Robert Anderson) and Lindsay’s ex-husband Paul (Allan McLeod), all of them interesting side dishes who never work as a main course.
It’s been a long, twisting ride for two of TV’s favorite narcissists, and it sounds like Season 5 will serve as an appropriate final stretch.
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