Kevin Can F**k Himself “New Patty” sees the women of this show blossoming and surpassing the men in their life. Yes, it’s messy, going to lead to a whole new set of problems, but it’s highly entertaining. We don’t get to see women being like this and it’s kind of exhilarating anytime we see complex women characters who don’t fit the mold of what a woman is “supposed” to be like.
First up is Allison. Our baby went and stole something, contemplated killing her husband, and had an affair. In real life, we wouldn’t cheer this on. But in the context of the show…YOU GO AND KEEP ON BEING MESSY, BITCH! Like, we’re loving how she is just pushing the boundaries she has set for herself and the ones that those around her have set for her. This is Allison’s life and she makes the rules.
Quitting her job, which we’re surprised at how long she’s been there, is part of that reset that will change her life. Working at the diner doesn’t exactly boost her life prospects. But change is good and it leads to unexpected things in your life. Reconnecting with an old crush being part of that even though we don’t approve of cheating. But again, it’s Allison’s life and she’s got no time for those that would hold her back.
Her team up with Patty is absolutely surprising even after the events of “Life Free or Die.” We thought that Patty was going to continue defending Kevin. And it felt that way anytime Patty went “Sorry, habit.” after insulting Allison again. But Kevin Can F**k Himself flipped the script on that and had Allison listening to Patty and her look on things while still continuing to be the independent woman she’s becoming with every episode that passes.
Then there’s the Patty of it all in Kevin Can F**k Himself. We’re not going to talk about the new Patty because no one cares for Councilman Jamm. We’re going to talk about Patty, played by Mary Hollis Inboden. Oh boy do we have mixed feelings about her. On one hand, we hate Patty. She’s rude to Allison ALL the damn time and has the nerve to call her wallpaper at one point and then ask her for help at another.
Like, make up your damn mind. Do you want Allison’s help or not? Because you’re not gonna get her help if you continue acting like an asshole. Seriously, do you think that manipulating Allison and asking her if she has a conscious is going to get her on your side? Because, shocker, that’s not how blossoming friendships work. And even with the way that things ended in “New Patty” we don’t trust this Patty completely.
On another hand, we get Patty. She’s been cruising through life, not participating in the betterment of her life in any way, shape, or form. She’s basically settled. And Allison realizing that she doesn’t want to live this shit life anymore has shaken up Patty’s life as well. Not completely because Patty has come to her own realizations about Kevin and her life. But enough to nudge Patty and get her looking at her life and where she’s at.
That’s why we’re not super shocked about her proposed team up with Allison. She wants a life. She’s not 100% sure what that life looks like but she certainly doesn’t want to be threatened day after night by someone who wants something she doesn’t have anymore. So, we welcome the changes that Allison and Patty’s team-up will bring on Kevin Can F**k Himself, especially if it brings Kevin down.
Because “New Patty” further cemented how much I hate this manipulative, egotistical, rude, and idiotic man on Kevin Can F**k Himself. So, until Kevin kicks the bucket or gets what’s coming to him, I welcome every moment where he’s not on screen and when the women of this show plan his downfall. He deserves it for all the time spent on him and his “adventures” in Kevin Can F**k Himself.
Kevin Can F**k Himself airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.
I started watching this show and dropped it quickly after a couple of episodes. I understand the concept and the fanciful explanation about how the gals want to better themselves, etc. (yawn, so DO IT.). All I can think about is why doesn’t Allison leave Kevin? She’s tried to drop the accent, get another job, have daydreams of a nicer life, yet all she does is whine, feel sorry for herself, feel stuck which she participates in. Take back her ‘power’ and tell Kevin to go get f*&ked. She said she had no money, which closes off her escape. (No relatives? Friends? ANY options at all? Hidden bank account? My sympathy is really stretched here). Millions of abused women run and get out; this is no better, being rundown, made fun of, grilled like a criminal, pushed around, the whole gauntlet: wives as mothers, housekeepers, slaves. Why does anyone put up with this? Whatever could be any form of payoff for letting one’s self be treated like this? Let’s see Allison and Patti throw in together, run away, leave this shit life behind, as many, many married women should do, help each other out and do better. Maybe this will be the show’s plan and not murder. These characters don’t even have kids to weigh them down/hold them back in the hideous environments. So many women fall for the first “You’re pretty,” and “I love you” that some schlub says and ends up with lives like these so boo hoo, make smarter choices and get control of the hormones. The gals must help themselves a little, and I don’t mean murder. This show is too tedious. I want to scream GET A SPINE AND TAKE ACTION – MAKE A PLAN AND GET OUT.