A few months after the end of ‘Schitt’ $ Creek ‘, the brand new winner of the Emmy for best supporting actress in 2020, Annie Murphy, has a new series. This time the interpreter stars in a dark comedy for AMC: ‘Kevin Can F ** k Himself’, whose trailer we can already see.
With no release date yet, and no home in Spain as we write these lines, the series has been presented in the context of the critics’ tour, the TCA. In her more has been learned about this dark comedy that presents its protagonist between two worlds… or, at least, between reality and fiction that we ride in our heads.
Shedding new light on sitcom jokes
A sort of reversal of the concept of family comedy and, specifically, an undisguised allusion to ‘Kevin can wait’, we see the protagonist in her life with her husband’s henchman in a family life sweetened with canned laughter. She is the subject of her husband’s continuous jokes, but in the series we follow her out of that sitcom world and into a world of repressed emotions.
“It is not a series within a series”, warns Valerie Armstrong, its creator. She is not an actress. It is simply the way the world presents itself. It is like a lens. A metaphor for the benefit of the doubt we give to men like Kevin. Man who likes to go through life with an audience cheering them on all the time »
Along with Murphy as Allison, the cast consists of Eric Petersen like her husband Kevin McRoberts; Mary Hollis Inboden like her best friend Patty O’Connor, while Alex Bonifer He is Patty’s husband and Kevin’s best friend.
So what ‘Kevin can f ** k Yourself’ promises is an alternative look at those tropes and behaviors common comedies from a dramatic perspective. It is not so much reviewing the “limits of humor”, so to speak, but observing that humor out of that unreal context:
Once you know that this kind of sitcom behavior has its consequences for Allsion, everything [Kevin] does is taken differently. By the way, we don’t make him do anything that a typical sitcom husband doesn’t. We have not reinvented the wheel. We are simply asking people to look differently at this attitude and what [Petersen] he does and I appreciate it is that he makes you laugh at your expense. “
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