‘You’re the Worst’ Creator Stephen Falk Explains His Romantic Comedy Approach

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“But it’s a genre that’s near and dear to my heart, and I just thought that there’s a freedom in British sitcoms for characters to not always be ‘broadcast likable,’ and thus I thought it would be a nice way to take a show like Mad About You and update it in terms of how young society behaves now and also to bring in some characters that are actually kind of shitheads at times. It’s a tall order to make people fall in love with people who are kind of dicks, but I thought it would be worth trying, and I think it has been.”

- Creator of FX’s hit new series You’re the Worst Stephen Falk explains his love for the romantic comedy genre and the British approach to likability in an interview with The A.V. Club.