Man Seeking Woman isn’t afraid to piss off God in its finale

I’ve watched “Blood,” the season three finale of Man Seeking Woman, three times now. The first viewing was in preparation of my interview with creator Simon Rich and Katie Findlay, the co-lead who first stole our hearts as Lucy way back in “Futon.” I rewatched it because a) I had to review it, and I was worried there…

Man Seeking Woman knocks it out of the park in a hilarious, poignant episode

The penultimate episode of season three is full of parties, revelry, and even an awards ceremony, but Josh isn’t having any fun. The affianced Mr. Greenberg isn’t nearly as pumped as his best friend Mike about “butt-blasting” burritos, thick IPAs (I think?), getting blackout drunk twice before midnight, or well,…

Man Seeking Woman has become a show that celebrates women’s ambition

In the season three premiere of Man Seeking Woman, we watch as a young woman, Lucy (Katie Findlay), endures a day of increasing misfortune, including battling a puma at work. She survives, and even makes it to her dinner date with a young man she’s meeting for the first time. They hit it off, so, wounds aside, she…

A dinner party gag doesn’t make for a very satisfying Man Seeking Woman

There’s a poetic quality to feeling a bit let down by this week’s episode—the disappointment mirrors Lucy’s in “Shrimp,” in onset and duration. But after the heightened unreality of “Popcorn,” this midseason offering feels just a little too ordinary. ”Shrimp” isn’t a misstep, really—there was bound to be some spinning…

Jay Baruchel and Britt Lower avoid the pitfalls of singlehood on Man Seeking Woman

FX’s current slate of shows offers a drama or comedy (and something in between) for just about every viewer, so it’s easy for some shows to slip through the cracks. But Man Seeking Woman, from Simon Rich and Lorne Michaels, has managed to become the little surreal comedy that could. The series is now in its third…

Mike rides to the rescue on an exceptional Man Seeking Woman

Josh and Lucy’s smooth ride to coupled happiness hits a bit of a bump this week, as Mike reliably shows up to bemoan how Josh’s girlfriend is cramping their style. Eric Andre carries the episode, and while his screen time doesn’t quite make up for the dearth of Mike in previous season three outings, “Horse” still…

Josh finds his better half and a new set of problems on Man Seeking Woman

Man Seeking Woman might be kicking off its third season with the titular quest already fulfilled, but the premiere should allay any concerns that the tone or style might drastically change along with Josh’s romantic status. “Futon’s” not quite a great episode, as one of the central conceits quickly becomes unwieldy.…

FXX wants to see where this is going, renews Man Seeking Woman for a third season

Having already swiped right to pick up the show and met for coffee to discuss a second season, FXX is feeling pretty optimistic about the thing it’s got going with Man Seeking Woman, so the network has renewed the show for a third season. FXX blurted out the news via press release in lieu of a modified relationship…