You Me Her

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You Me Her
You Me Her.svg
Genre
Created byJohn Scott Shepherd
Starring
Theme music composerJeff Toyne
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes50 (list of episodes)
Production
Production location(s)Vancouver, British Columbia
Running time26–32 minutes
Production company(s)JSS Entertainment
Alta Loma Entertainment
Entertainment One Television
Release
Original networkAudience Network (seasons 1–4)
HBO Canada/Crave
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseMarch 22, 2016 (2016-03-22) –
present (present)
External links
Website

You Me Her is an American–Canadian comedy-drama television series that revolves around a suburban married couple who are entering a three-way romantic relationship, otherwise known as a polyamorous relationship. The series is set in Portland, Oregon and was created by John Scott Shepherd.[1] The series is also promoted as TV's "first polyromantic comedy".[2] On June 9, 2016, Audience Network renewed the series for a second and third season.[3] On July 27, 2018, the series was renewed for a fourth and fifth season.[4] The fourth season premiered on April 9, 2019.[5]

On May 10, 2019, Audience Network announced that the fifth season will be the last season and Gail Harvey will be directing all the episodes for the season.[6] However, Audience Network ended operations on May 22, 2020, prior to airing the remaining episodes.[7] The season was released in full on Crave in Canada on June 7, 2020.[8]

Premise[edit]

The series revolves around married, vanilla thirty-somethings Jack and Emma Trakarsky, from Portland, Oregon, whose desires to conceive have been hampered by their lack of sex drive. One day, Jack's efforts to solve the problem lead both Emma and him to Izzy Silva, a 25-year-old college student and part-time escort. After initially intending to see her as clients, the two jointly start to fall in love with Izzy, who in turn starts to feel the same way. Consequently, they decide to terminate the arrangement and bring Izzy into the marriage as a lover. This opens up a world of new challenges as they find themselves having to navigate their way through a minefield of prying, nosy neighbours with very narrow social norms and prejudices, whilst at the same time struggling to confront their own feelings and insecurities, and adjust to the unfamiliar dynamic of a polyamorous relationship.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Jennifer Spence as Carmen Amari, one of the Trakarsky's neighbors and Emma's best friend
  • Ennis Esmer as Dave Amari, one of the Trakarsky's neighbors and Jack's best friend
  • Jarod Joseph as Andy Cutler, Izzy's brief love interest who later becomes romantically involved with Nina
  • Kevin O'Grady (season 1) and Dave Collette (season 2–4) as Gabe, Jack's brother and confidant
  • Chelah Horsdal as Lori Matherfield (season 1–2), the Trakarsky's nosy neighbor and Ava's mother
  • Laine MacNeil as Ava Matherfield (season 1–2), Lori's teenage daughter
  • Jerry Wasserman as Dean Weinstock (season 1)
  • Patrick Gilmore as Shaun, a bartender and Nina's employer, and later her new love interest
  • Michael Hogan as Emma's father (season 2)
  • Agam Darshi as Ruby Shivani (season 2), Jack's high school girlfriend
  • Lara Gilchrist as Hannah (season 3), Carmen's partner in creating a lifestyle magazine
  • Carmel Amit as Kylie (season 3), Emma's new girlfriend in Seattle
  • Adam Beauchesne as Will (season 4), a realtor and one of the Trakarsky's neighbors

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
110March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)
210February 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)April 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)
310March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)May 22, 2018 (2018-05-22)
410April 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11)
510June 7, 2020 (2020-06-07) (Canada)[8]

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Cigarettes and Funions and Crap"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdMarch 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)
Suburban Portland couple Emma and Jack Trakarsky are totally in love but seriously lacking spice. They end up tangled up with an escort (grad student Izzy) to get the mojo back, setting into motion a life-changing series of events for the trio.
22"Can You Be Cool?"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdMarch 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
As Jack, Emma, and Izzy try to put the mother of all weird days behind them, Emma reveals a secret, Izzy finds committing to safe-bet Andy tougher than she thought, and Jack can't shake the feeling that he's gotten them all in over their heads.
33"No Penetration"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdApril 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
Jack, Izzy, and Emma, all together for the first time, agree to keep their relationship a business arrangement. Emma has her first date with Izzy while Jack grows ever more jealous and concerned about how this might affect his possible promotion.
44"Check a Box"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdApril 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)
Jack and Emma start to wonder if they're on the same page. Izzy tries to find stability in Andy. After a startling development, Jack and Emma separately try to end things with Izzy, leading to a surprising epiphany.
55"Niece Jackie"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdApril 19, 2016 (2016-04-19)
Izzy, Emma and Jack cope with the consequences of their alternative relationship; and Andy begins to figure out what Izzy's been up to.
66"The T Word"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdApril 26, 2016 (2016-04-26)
Izzy, Emma, and Jack finally take the polyamorous plunge together but things go wildly awry: Everything that could go wrong meets up to conspire against them... in their front yard. However, the real peril may be right there in the room with them.
77"The Morning After"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdMay 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)
The awkward morning after dredges up old fears for Jack and Emma and wounded feelings for Izzy. With their three-way fling feeling like more trouble than it's worth, Jack and Emma wish they'd shut it down before the whole blackmail thing started...
88"The Relationship More Populated"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdMay 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)
With blackmail and hurt feelings accumulating all around them, Emma and Jack decide the only way to move forward with Izzy is to reinstate the business arrangement parameters. But Izzy has a plan of her own that's way more fun... until it isn't.
99"Sweet Home Colorado"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdMay 17, 2016 (2016-05-17)
After their wild home date turns into a tearful breakup, Izzy decides she needs to move back home to Colorado to deal with her issues. Unaware, Jack and Emma continue to deal with the fallout of what's beginning to feel like a blur of bad choices.
1010"Trope Isn't a Four Letter Word"Nisha GanatraJohn Scott ShepherdMay 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)
Coming together turned their lives upside down, but as much as Jack, Emma, and Izzy try to hide it, splitting up may be doing the real damage.

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
111"Sex Fairy and the Eternal Flames"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdFebruary 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)[9]
The now official throuple commit to cohabitation, face the disapproval of friends and family, and stand their ground in a bold, painful, and permanent way.
122"Like Riding a Vagina Bike"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)
The throuple come out at a neighborhood party, spinning the gathering out of control and cracking open a fresh can of troubles. Carmen and Dave try to make amends for their prudishness by inviting Jack, Emma, and Izzy on an unusual double date.
133"Remember, Ruby, Remember"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdFebruary 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)
Jack confronts Emma about inviting Izzy to move in without discussing it with him first. Leaving her to wallow in that epiphany, he goes on his interview at Griffin College and finds himself on "the road not taken."
144"Cat in the Box"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMarch 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)
It's "Dudes and Chicks Night" in Hawthorne Heights. While the women introduce Molly to their wine hang, bar-hoppers Dave, Gabe and Jack run into Jack's "one who got away."
155"Stoner Sensai's Secrets of Love"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMarch 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)
Jack's still caved out at big bro's house, Izzy's trying to coax the married couple back together, and after things go bad at work, Emma's not at all sure about what she really wants.
166"What the F Is Wrong With You Trakarskys?"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMarch 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)
Jack inches closer to the point of no return with Ruby. All the while, the clock's ticking on the daunting arrival of Emma's hyper-conservative parents.
177"Weird Janis and the White Trash Baby Vessel"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMarch 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)
With the happy throuple reunited; how they must explain Izzy's presence to Emma's old school parents. Nina gets disturbing news about Andy's romantic past. And the Amaris quest for cool leads them into a bizarre social situation.
188"Freaky Little Love Poodles"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdApril 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
Jack and Emma convince her parents that Izzy's their surrogate, but then the throuple's ruse unearths very real questions about babies and the long-term future of their relationship. Nina seeks out Andy's exes to set the record straight.
199"Silver Linings and Vodka"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdApril 11, 2017 (2017-04-11)
Izzy and Emma are stunned by Jack's proposal: The three of them having a baby together, But before they have time to delve deeper, they'll have to talk their way out of a tight spot with Emma's parents.
2010"Baby, Baby Where Did Our Love Go?"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdApril 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)
With the dazzling offer from Pinnacle pressing ever harder and an IVF consultation set, Emma must choose between a larger professional canvas and two true loves.

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
211"Dickless in Seattle"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMarch 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)
Four months after Emma moved to Seattle for a new job and new friends, she's climbing her way to the top of the Pinnacle ladder alongside an old flame rekindled. Jack and Izzy settle into blissful monogamy in their newly finished loft but Jack keeps stalling on signing the papers, so Izzy tries to force his hand. They've moved into a new place together, decorated by Izzy. The upcoming divorce mediation and an uncomfortable reunion hangs over all of them. Carmen and new neighbor Hannah start a lifestyle magazine.
222"I Said Make Up"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMarch 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)
The day before the divorce signing, Jack and Emma are forced to spend an afternoon together divvying up their stuff. Someone very important from Izzy's past shows up at precisely the wrong time. Dave and Carmen struggle to find a balance between their jobs and childcare. With Shaun's help, Nina spins her vitriol towards Andy into an inventive thesis.
233"Tourist Lesbians and Millennial Twats"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdApril 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)
244"Inconceivable!"Sara St. OngeNatalie Renée ShepherdApril 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)
255"Welcome to the Tiger Cage"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdApril 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)
266"Fool Me Once? Shame on You. Fool Me Twice? Blow Me"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott Shepherd & Martina MonroApril 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)
277"Hold Onto Your Ovaries"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMay 1, 2018 (2018-05-01)
288"The Insidious Lure of Pumpkin Spice"Sara St. OngeNatalie Renée ShepherdMay 8, 2018 (2018-05-08)
299"Asshole, Other Asshole, and the Depressive Muppet"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMay 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)
3010"You Be You And I'll Be Me"Sara St. OngeJohn Scott ShepherdMay 22, 2018 (2018-05-22)

Season 4 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
311"Triangular Peg, Meet Round Hole"Jem GarrardJohn Scott ShepherdApril 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)
322"The Saddest Clown Show Ever"Jem GarrardMichael ReiszApril 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)
333"The Deaf Leading the Blind Leading the Stupid"Jem GarrardJohn Scott Shepherd & Jackie VleckApril 23, 2019 (2019-04-23)
344"That's So Stupid and I'm Definitely Not Crying"Jem GarrardJohn Scott ShepherdApril 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
355"Santa Claus Rides Loch Ness Monster into Atlantis!"Jem GarrardJohn Scott Shepherd & Alex KoplowMay 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)
366"Eat Your Strangers and Don't Talk to Vegetables!"Jem GarrardJackie VleckMay 14, 2019 (2019-05-14)
377"Now Who's Got Egg in Her Hair?"Jem GarrardMichael ReiszMay 21, 2019 (2019-05-21)
388"A Whole Bouillabaisse of Crazy"Jem GarrardMichael Reisz & Jackie VleckMay 28, 2019 (2019-05-28)
399"I'm Popeye and You're My Beautiful Spinach"Jem GarrardMartina MonroJune 4, 2019 (2019-06-04)
4010"Who We Are... And Who We Aren't"Jem GarrardJohn Scott ShepherdJune 11, 2019 (2019-06-11)

Season 5 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [10]Directed by [6]Written by [11]Canada release date [8]U.S. release date
411"The Stages of (Breakup) Grief"Gail HarveyJohn Scott ShepherdJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
422"Dr. Feelgood's Magic Tea"Gail HarveyJohn Scott Shepherd & Jackie Vleck MoodyJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
433"Squonk Happens"Gail HarveyElaine AronsonJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
444"Also, I Hate You."Gail HarveyMartina MonroJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
455"Remember the Carlyle!"Gail HarveyJohn Scott ShepherdJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
466"Break It like You Mean It"Gail HarveyJohn Scott Shepherd & Elaine AronsonJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
477"Going Deep Dish"Gail HarveyJackie Vleck MoodyJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
488"Oh, Mama!"Gail HarveyJohn Scott Shepherd & Alex KoplowJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
499"Say Something. Say Anything."Gail HarveyElaine Aronson & Jackie Vleck MoodyJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA
5010"Home Is Where the Flaming Heart Is"Gail HarveyJohn Scott ShepherdJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)TBA

Broadcast[edit]

All seasons are available on Netflix exclusively outside of the United States and Canada.[12]

Production[edit]

Filmed in and around Vancouver, British Columbia.[13]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2020 Leo Awards Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Priscilla Faia Pending [14]
Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Lee Majdoub Pending
Best Picture Editing Dramatic Series Nicole Ratcliffe Pending
2019 Best Performance in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series Priscilla Faia

(Episode: You Be You And I'll Be Me)

Won [15]
2018 Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Directorial Achievement Sara St. Onge

(Episode: Tourist Lesbians and Millennial Twats)

Nominated [16]
Leo Awards Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Priscilla Faia

(Episode: Stoner Sensai's Secrets of Love)

Nominated [17]
Best Casting in a Dramatic Series Candice Elzinga

(Episode: Stoner Sensai's Secrets of Love)

Nominated
Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Patrick Lubczyk

(Episode: Stoner Sensai's Secrets of Love)

Nominated
Best Musical Score in a Dramatic Series Brent Belke (composer) Nominated
2017 Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Jennifer Spence

(Episode: "Like Riding a Vagina Bike")

Nominated [18]
Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Priscilla Faia

(Episode: Sex Fairy and the Eternal Flames)

Nominated
Best Musical Score in a Dramatic Series Brent Belke

(Episode: Sex Fairy and the Eternal Flames)

Nominated
Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Dave Collette

(Episode: Like Riding A Vagina Bike)

Nominated
Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured

Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series

Laine MacNeil Nominated [19]
UBCP/ACTRA Awards Best Actress Jennifer Spence

(Episode: "Like Riding A Vagina Bike")

Nominated [20]
2016 Best Actress Priscilla Faia Nominated [21]
SXSW Film Festival SXSW Gamechanger Award Nisha Ganatra Nominated [22]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 9, 2016). "'You Me Her' Gets 2-Season Renewal By AT&T". Deadline. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
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  7. ^ Frankel, Daniel (April 2, 2020). "AT&T to Shutter Audience Network on May 22". NextTV. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c "June 4 – 10: Crave Weekly Programming Overview". June 3, 2020. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
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  10. ^ "You Me Her". Crave. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
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  12. ^ "You Me Her". Netflix Media Center.
  13. ^ "You Me Her". What's Filming. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Leo Awards, Nominees by Program 2020". secure.leoawards.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  15. ^ "2019 LEO AWARDS, Nominees & Winners by Name". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  16. ^ "2018 » Directors Guild of Canada". www.dgc.ca. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  17. ^ "Leo Awards, Nominees & Winners by Program". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  18. ^ "2017 Leo Awards, Nominees & Winners by Name". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  19. ^ "You are being redirected..." www.academy.ca. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  20. ^ "UBCP/ACTRA Awards Announces 2017 NOMINEES". UBCP/ACTRA. September 1, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  21. ^ Furminger, Sabrina. "UBCP/ACTRA announces nominees for 2016 awards". Vancouver Courier. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  22. ^ "Nisha Ganatra". IMDb. Retrieved June 19, 2020.

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