In Episode 7 of Kevin Can F*** Himself, supposedly set in Worcester, we actually have a nice number of references to Worcester, Massachusetts.
We start with Allison making plans with Nick to kill Kevin in a week or so. We pop forward to Allison being questioned by police about an attack in her house. So we know something went down. We hop back to Allison and Patti making plans four days ago. A lot of this episode is filling in all the details before this mysterious attack.
Part of the plot is Allison setting the stage for being innocent of the murder. She’s going to visit her mom for that weekend. She breaks up with Sam. She goes to a “Worcester” fertility clinic. She bonds more with Patti.
Patti, at the same time, is bonding more with the police detective. It’s starting to seem less like ‘keep your enemies closer’ and more that she’s actually fond of the woman.
We hear that Allison met Kevin when she was 20 and married right away. She doesn’t want to waste another 15 years – implying she’s 35. Kevin just had his 36th birthday so it makes sense. Similarly, we finally see Sam’s house and how unhappy he is with his wife – and they make the same ‘waste 15 years’ type of comment. So everything seems to have started about the same time and is falling apart at the same time.
Kevin, after all his fatherhood resistance, actually wants to be a dad now. In fact, he doesn’t drink at his big gig (quite an achievement for him) because he wants to be a good father. Unfortunately, this is when a noise of glass breaking comes from below, and he somehow found the gun that Patti got when she and Allison went north for oxy.
There are several Worcester references here. The police interrogation scenes, while not set in Worcester, closely resemble the brutalist style of our actual police building, which I appreciated. We get to see Neil in both a Worcester sweatshirt and a Coney Island shirt. Kevin’s in a fairly generic “New England vs Everyone” shirt. And that centrum Kevin banner is still hanging from the house! I love that.
All in all, I want to comment that this was the first episode that I actually enjoyed most of, primarily because it had only a few ‘stupid’ Kevin scenes. I just don’t like those at all. Yes, I get that the show is making fun of sitcoms, but we don’t need to be bashed over the head with that for ten minutes that that part is stupid. We KNOW it is stupid, and it’s just water torture to be stuck in them. I have a busy life!! Sitting watching insanely stupid content for that long is completely useless. The same point could be made in a short period of time. If I actually wanted to be watching an inane stupid show there are plenty on TV I could be watching instead.
Just had to get that out of my system. I’ve watched seven of these things so far.
So again, I did finally reach the point with this episode that I think they finally reached a balance where there was LESS of the Kevin stupid scenes, but I still think there is TOO MUCH TIME spent on those. I could do with half as much time even now. We will see what the future holds.
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