dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

It's so funny how we never talked in the first place.

Of course, the weirdest thing of all about most of Mike's interactions with Martha is that he only rarely tells her what she's doing to make him feel weird and awkward and wrong. This arc would have ended a lot more quickly if he'd simply handed her the card and, you know, told her, like, that the hearts and flowers junk makes him feel all oogy and weird and it's nothing personal, I don't think you're stupid, I just feel like mushy stuff is weird and gross and if it's funny, you should like it as much as I do.

The problem is that Lynn is strip-mining her own past without really stopping to consider how off-putting it looks for Michael to look like a sheltered slip of a girl who, having taken note of a boy who she thinks will be her forever and ever true love, doesn't dare act in any sort of forward way lest she alienate him and tank her reputation. She can talk until she's blue in the mouth about how that shouldn't matter but it really sort of does. For starters, it makes Michael look like a stupider, shittier boyfriend than he's supposed to be.
Tags: mike is a terrible boyfriend, mike patterson: universal idiot, mike versus martha

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