On last night time’s episode of Man Searching for Lady — FXX’s relentlessly weird, genre-bending rom-com , now in its third season — some neighborhood kids by chance hit their baseball into the yard of our central couple, Josh (Jay Baruchel) and Lucy (Katie Findlay). Take it as a spoiler that Josh might have finally discovered the love of his life this season, but the 4 episodes previewed for press counsel that Man Seeing Lady is way from operating out of peculiar and absurd riffs on the numerous ways through which individuals in love are vulnerable to playing the part of their own worst enemy.
On condition that neither of those points applies to FXX’s splendidly surreal comedy Man Seeking Lady , the addition of The Killing ‘s Katie Findlay to the cast as Lucy Parker, the soon-to-be (hopefully more) everlasting romantic interest to Jay Baruchel’s titular woman-searching for man, stands as a testament to the present’s inventiveness.
Creator Simon Wealthy (a wunderkind humorist who’s printed six books and worked on Saturday Night time Stay for four years) has taken the standard folk tale of the sensitive white dude and given it an absurd spin: In Wednesday’s pilot episode, Josh goes on a blind date without asking what the girl seems to be like and is confronted by a garbage-consuming troll who gnaws at his ankles.
Man Searching for Girl’s biggest problem is the basic sketch comedy stumbling block—when you’re not right into a sure gag, too unhealthy, cause you are stuck with it. There are actually solely three big sketches per episode, each six or seven minutes lengthy, and while some are hits, others really feel interminable.
Tonight’s penultimate season 2 episode can also be largely Josh-free, however it’s half of a larger arc about his crush on co-employee Rosa (Rosa Salazar from Parenthood) and the problems which have arisen from Rosa being more concerned about his best bro Mike (Eric Andre).