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TV Club: An emotionally exaggerated You’re The Worst spins its wheels

As anyone with an awareness of television formulas already knows, sitcom characters can’t really change all that much from week to week, or really, over the entire course of the series. Even in these Golden Age/Peak times, television relies on stasis and consistency in order to maintain viewership. Audiences return to a show weekly largely because they know they’re going to get X when they tune in, not Y.
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