TV Club: Please Like Me stays in for better or worse

“Puff Pastry Pizza” never quite gets off the ground. There are some great hangout premises, like the piñata of secrets—Tom writes one about “testicals” that we unfortunately never get to hear—or the guessing game about why Josh is nervous. I guess that last one pretty much runs its course in less than a minute, so that’s why it feels short. But the first could run a whole episode. Then comes Josh’s casual sex date, which is surprisingly fluffy for that particular premise on this particular show. It winds up feeling like setup for a punchline that we’re still trying to get in that last scene with Arnold, who hasn’t yet been told that Josh got some while he was at maths camp. Finally there’s Claire and Tom trying and failing to figure out how to spend their night without disturbing Josh’s date …

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