Welcome to Thanks, I Love It, our series highlighting something onscreen we’re obsessed with this week.
Kevin Can F—k Himself knows you feel a little ambivalent about Kevin.
Not in the sense that it’s unclear if he’s supposed to be the villain. He definitely is, and not even the actor who plays him, Eric Petersen, expresses any ambiguity about that when I ask him over the phone. Indeed, the whole series centers around all the ways that Kevin has been a shitty husband to Allison (Annie Murphy) over the years, and what she decides to do as a result.
It’s just that even so, it’s hard not to be tickled by him when he’s scheming to avoid his boss or escalate a feud with his neighbors. In large part, that’s thanks to Petersen’s irresistibly goofy, relentlessly energetic performance: “He makes you laugh in spite of yourself,” showrunner Craig DeGregorio says over Zoom. Read more…