Man Seeking Woman switches protagonists for an episode, getting into Liz’s headspace instead of Josh’s. Her perspective on her life and relationships is not so put together as the version of herself she presents to everyone. Interestingly enough, her headspace is just as surreal as her brother’s, but more low-key. Man Seeking Woman catches some flak for misogynistic insensitivity (although that is kind of the point, as the main character is not the most respectable when it comes to relationships, and this is all from his perspective). “Teacup” counteracts that by offering a profoundly more empathetic version of its top-billed female, and in turn women in general. Britt Lower is just heartbreaking as the kindhearted, but careworn Liz.
September 23, 2015