Season 1 starts at Jimmy's ex-girlfriend's wedding to another man. He meets Gretchen when he has run out of the reception and she's standing on the corner, a stolen wedding present under her arm. Within seconds, they realize they have a connection: They're both equally cynical human beings in equally bad places.
We've all been there. We've all said terrible things to people we loved. We've all ended up making bad choices during bad times.
Post-wedding. Post-breakup. Post-time-to-get-my-life-back-together moment. At some point in our lives, we'll make a major decision, and we'll follow it up by doing something everyone else would consider reckless. It'll be fun. And we may or may not regret it afterward. But, for that brief moment in time, it will be a relationship with give and take, awesomeness and awkwardness.
Gretchen and Jimmy's biggest issues are themselves. Throughout Season 1, we watched them come together and fall apart all because of their own uncertainties and stubbornness. There's a preset notion that you can't be independent and in a relationship at the same time. Lord help the person you're dating when you first start trying to find that balance.
Poor Lindsey. She's the epitome of the girl who is convinced she needs to get married young and start a family. She's also the epitome of the girl who married the first boy to propose only to realize she married the wrong person. More importantly, she realized she wasn't ready to settle down. At some point, you're going to have some form of this relationship. You're going to come face to face with a person completely in love with you and realize you moved too fast or too soon. It sucks. But you'll be OK. And so will the other person.
You probably thought that when you graduated college you'd be done with roommates, didn't you? Sadly, especially in today's economy, that's probably not the case. Being an adult and having a roommate doesn't make it easier. As a matter of fact, it often operates on a whole new level of frustration and awkwardness, just like Jimmy and Edgar.
Talk about relationship woes. As we get older, sometimes the hardest relationships are the ones we have with our best friends. No matter how much you used to be on the same level, you're each going to reach your life goals at different times. Linds and Gretch dearly love each other, but they're in different places in life. Sometimes that just makes things complicated.
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