Please Like Me – “Horrible Sandwiches” (Season 1, Episode 6)

Aunty Peg’s death was a surprising development at the end of last week’s episode of Please Like Me, but it served as a springboard for the strongest episode of the show yet (and, sadly, the finale of this short season). “Horrible Sandwiches” largely eschewed comedy to focus on the characters’ reactions to Peg’s death at…

Please Like Me – “Spanish Eggs” (Season 1, Episode 5)

The first two episodes of Please Like Me underwhelmed me – the characters were too likeable. Significantly, there was too little conflict. How things have changed. “Spanish Eggs” is wall-to-wall conflict. There were enough quarrelsome conversations in the half-hour that it might have well been an episode of Justified. Tom’s pregnancy scare turns out to…

Please Like Me (Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2)

I do like you, Josh Thomas. I like your endearingly awkward enthusiasm, your bitterly clever, sincere stand-up. I really did want to like your new show. But, I’m sorry Josh, I really didn’t like it all that much. Oh, it was funny in parts. I definitely laughed a few times over the first two episodes.…