Kevin Can F**k Himself: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
Kevin Can F**k Himself

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Kevin Can F**K Himself's ambitious blend of genres don't always gel, but searing social commentary and a stellar performance from Annie Murphy make for an engaging watch.

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Critic Ratings: 49

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User Ratings: 149

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Air date: Jun 13, 2021

Kevin throws his annual "Anniversa-rager" party with help from Patty, Neil, and Pete. After Patty reveals the truth about her bank accounts, Allison goes on a bender and makes a decision to take back control of her life.

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Air date: Jun 13, 2021

Allison witnesses an overdose and has an idea; it's Belichick hoodie day and Kevin feuds with the neighbors over a stolen package; following a mysterious business card, Allison is led to Patty's Salon in town.

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Air date: Jun 20, 2021

Allison discovers the truth about Patty's Salon. Kevin and Neil compete in a chili cookoff.

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Air date: Jun 27, 2021

Allison and Patty go on a road trip. Kevin comes up with a new money-making scheme in the basement.

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Air date: Jul 4, 2021

Allison goes rogue. Kevin and the gang try to replace Patty. Nick shows up at Patty's salon.

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Air date: Jul 11, 2021

Kevin celebrates with two birthday dinners as Allison scrambles. Patty and Tammy go on a date.

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Air date: Jul 18, 2021

Nick's timeline shifts as Allison and Patty prepare for the big night. Kevin starts a band.

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Air date: Jul 25, 2021

Allison and Patty handle the fallout. Kevin runs for office.

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This is a story about a woman who keeps playing a perfect housewife. Then, one day she realizes what she wants: to kill her husband.

Critic Reviews for Kevin Can F**k Himself Season 1

Audience Reviews for Kevin Can F**k Himself: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Literally amazing!!! I love seeing Annie Murphy in a completely different role than Schitts Creek and absolutely soar to perfection with this series!
  • 6d ago
    I can't decide if Allison is a victim or just plain evil.
  • 6d ago
    Can there be a Season 2? Pretty Please?! I love the format of this show. The switch between a [satirical] cliché sitcom and a gritty drama is done so beautifully here. High five to the camera and production team! Annie Murphy... you are a rockstar. Mary Hollis Inboden... I am absolutely enamored. Dear AMC, renew this show for a second season. Please and Thank You!! My only request would be to not oversell the satire in the sitcom scenes to the point where it's simply not funny anymore. They can be a tad bit grating. I understand why the guys can't be an audience favorite, but that doesn't mean they have to be hard to watch. You have good writers. The rest of the show proves that. This show has bones. Good ones. I would LOVE to see a second season.
  • Jul 26, 2021
    Wonderful brilliant TV. Fresh take on sitcoms and the transition from light to darkness is carefully navigated. It shows Annie Murphy's incredible range. The casting is pitch-perfect. The show lays bare the degree to which we've been programmed to believe certain things and act certain ways. It's not just the women in this trap, but also the men. The programming stunts all of us. Do not pass Go and do not collect $200. Watch this groundbreaking show as soon as you can. If I could give it 6 stars, I would.
  • Jul 25, 2021
    It's fresh and new. The approach on a (crime)drama mixed with your typical sitcom is quite creative and makes for a great watch. Annie Murphy absolutely shines as the lead and shows her range as a dramatic actress. The season ends on a cliffhanger so by no means AMC should have reason to green light a season 2.
  • Jul 22, 2021
    I think some critics didn't like this series because they don't understand what they're watching--because it's literally unique. There's no template or formula for them to and consult and compare "Kevin Can F**k HImself" to. And--just a personal preference for me in film and life--on its own, originality gets highest ratings for me. To me, this show is fascinating. I don't mean kind of interesting, I mean--I'm quietly agog at it. On the surface it's kinda odd and kinda funny and kinda stupid and kinda dark---but a few microns below the surface and it's way more. It's social commentary, it's melancholy, blazingly funny, continuously surprising/unpredictable, despairing, angry, philosophical, musing. The contrast between two diametric perspectives/POVs is, I think, maybe brilliant. The subjective experience of protagonist Allison is a well-made drama, possibly teetering on crime-drama, with sly smart humor and twists---is contrasted with the objectified experience of Allison, a flawlessly rendered parody of a sitcom, with its boorish boyish blue collar characters in a perpetual state of arrested development with Allison is the slightly dim, wearied, acquiescent wife--replete with laugh track of guffaws, audiences groans and "Uh oh!"s and "Oooohh!"s is spot-on and grotesque. And also funny. Every single aspect of the 2 contrasting realities is different from the other---from lighting, to tenor of humor, to acting style, to the same rooms that somehow look entirely different depending on which modality the show is in at the moment--flipping between the two is never gratuitous and it's so well-made its only disconcerting because when switching to the sitcom mode Allison and her reality is entirely lost to us, except as a wilting dishrag caricature of herself who occasionally rolls her eyes in an entree nous manner for the audience. I don't know how many episodes there are---and I know most people want MORE episodes and MORE seasons---but I am hoping that this series lasts only as long as it can stay this fresh and singular--authentic and idiosyncratic, retaining its integrity until it takes its final bow and fades off into the wings with dissipating light.
  • Jul 22, 2021
    Don't listen to the bad reviews from people who only watched half of the first episode. The show is brilliant. It will go over the head of some folks, and the bad reviews reflect that.
  • Jul 21, 2021
    KCFH is well cast, well acted, well directed, and well written, but I don't think the premise of the show works. I certainly appreciate the artistic and visceral value of skewering sexist or male tropes. However, shows like Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, Honeymooners, etc. are not male fantasies. They are married women fantasies. Everyone of the shows that KCFH lampoons is really just a version of "girls night out." A woman, usually happily married, goes out with her friends and vents. In her version of events, she's the more attractive partner; she's the smarter and wiser partner; she's the more responsible partner, she selflessly focuses on her husband and children all the time , and her Greek chorus of friends (the audience) agrees with her assessment. (Of course, men engage in identical behavior on guys night out.) In other words, this show claims that its heart is with women, but it ends up lampooning every middle class housewife or working wife, who lives in the suburbs, has a loyal husband, close friends, and a couple healthy children, who constantly complains about her "horrible" life, but who shows the complaints to be, at best, disingenuous, or, at worst, her fault, by staying.
  • Jul 21, 2021
    The show at first seems to be the typical ridiculous sitcom, the laugh track is over the top. Then the change happens when Allison is alone and it is a dramatic switch in cinematography and lighting. That is when the show hooked me, because Kevin and Kevin's neighbor and father are typical stereotypes of the sitcom genre. Which makes the viewer see how empty and vapid they can be. For those that complain about the canned laugh track it is supposed to be too much that is the point to build why Kevin's got to go. He has never grown up, taken real responsibility, or been shown by his father possibly. That a marriage is 50/50. It is a view of society. I like that Allison is stumbling and is unsure of so much and is trying to better her self, but feels trapped and has consistently cajoled because of her innocence and her sense of what society norms tells her she should do or act. Like the format, like the story. Not sure how many seasons they can get out of it, but good so far!
  • Jul 17, 2021
    It took a few episodes to get into, but this is actually a very complicated dark comedy. If you want something original and creative this is it. Don't believe the reviews of those who watch just one episode and need a mindless show spoon fed to them.

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