Despite owning an outlandish concept, the well-written screenplay, characterizations and good performances make the show look passable
What is the story about?
Labelled as the first-ever Polyromantic-Comedy (polyamory), the story revolves around a romantic relationship among a married couple and another woman. With the previous season ending with break-up among them, the ‘Thrupple’ go through a phase of emotional turbulence yet again as the situations bring them back together. Will they stick to their decisions and will have the emotions rekindled?
This entire season of “You Me Her” stands out to be a genuine attempt by its makers, who have made sure that the essence it carried across its previous seasons doesn’t miss. The writing is good, where the humour and emotions are delivered neatly. Notably, the characters get very well presented. As the series kick-started its journey in 2016, it did have some mixed response due to the concept of being first-ever ‘Polyromantic Comedy’. However, what drew more crowds towards this show was the writing. The similar scenario retained ritually throughout this 10-episode season that ends on a happy note. In other words, it’s a convincing feel-good happy ending, which should be a glad tiding to its fervent buffs. Well, after a certain extent, maybe after 4-5 episodes, it might look like the drama is getting stretched out slightly, which doesn’t hamper the progression to a greater extent. However, with the arrival of Izzy’s mother and all characters coming together for the wedding, it does bounce back to the right momentum.
If there could be one reason, how ‘You Me Her’ worked out even in the Eastern part of the globe despite having a theme that is too alien to grasp is because of the stellar performances of actors. The credit goes to writers for bringing up characters that stick to naturalness. Much like the erstwhile instalments, Greg Poehler sternly devotes him to the role of Jack Trakarsky. His emoting proficiency, especially with those innocuous expressions works out magic for the drama. Rachael Blanchard brings up even with the minute expressions with decorous efforts. It’s the magic of Greg-Rachael duo that made the entire series keep up the spark, and it’s not easy to analyze their performances separately. Of course, Priscilla Faia is the showstopper, and her character ‘Izzy’ is the golden compass of this show that has taken the entire drama on a successful route. Ennis Esmer and Jennifer Spence embellish the ambience with sangfroid appeal. Their characters get some enhancements when compared to the previous seasons. Although the episodes could have been yet better, their performances eclipse these diminishing traits.
Music & Other Departments
Background score stands out to be one of the decent highlights. With most of the title and end credits tracks along with BGMs having an upbeat mood, it enlivens the premise. Not to miss the opening episode’s music that brews with sitar and Indian instrumentals, which adds the humorous quotients of drama revolving around the herbal tea. Be it series or films, the ones with scenic and splendiferous locations helps the drama score brownie points. Similarly, “You Me Her” keeps escalating the show with this appeal. The top-notch cinematography is yet another highlighting trait. The colour-grading and tones adorn the frame without fail.
Humour and emotions work out.
The drama looks slightly dragged during the middle portions.
The sub-plots revolving around other characters could have been better.
Did I enjoy it?
Yes, it’s enjoyable in parts.
Do I recommend it?
If you’ve been used to this premise from Season 1, then you’ll definitely love it.