Kind of surprised this has reached Season 2 without a thread on it yet. Season 1 was excellent - great acting (Bartlett and Coolidge stole every scene they were in) really sharp writing, really funny.
I was worried Season 2 wouldn’t be able to live up to Season 1, but the first episode has picked up the exact same pace and quality. Coolidge is back. It’s great to see F Murray Abraham in his 80s still going strong!
Mike White’s writing I think is the strength - it can convey a lot with very little. It makes a great change from the overwrought verbiage forced on the poor actors in Rings of Power and House of the Dragon.
I’m watching it, mainly for Aubrey Plaza, but the first episode didn’t really do it for me. I think I may have got everything I was going to out of this show in the first season. I’ll watch a few more episodes but I’m not feeling it this time.
I’ve only watched the first episode of season 2 but I’m excited for a night where the wife and I can watch episode 2. We were way late to season 1 but it was such a fun surprise to discover. And yes, the writing is the real strength. It seems a plot summary would make the show seem so boring with so little actually happening, and yet the whole thing is so great to watch with so many hilarious and bizarre moments.
Ahhh I love this show. So happy to hear it is getting renewed for a third season.
Predictions for the final episode which may or may not be obvious:
the hooker has been developing a relationship with albi so that she can blackmail the father right at the end for a large sum of money. Hearing that the father hired her will be all the more devestating if albi is in love with her before hearong it. This is why shes been arguing with the pimp: he wants her working every night, while she is trying to set up a grand payoff.
cameron and aubrey plaza did not do anything, but eithan will be driven to insanity anyhow and end up getting himself killed.
porsches boss is going to get robbed of course, im just not sure how they will pull it off. Porsche herself has thankfully realised who she was getting 9nvplved with before it was too late.
That’s my thought, yea. There’s a theory that it’s all a setup by Quentin and Greg to get Tanya to invalidate her prenup. Someone even said you can apparently see a red light in the background, indicating a recording of her affair with the Italian/coke/gun guy? I haven’t rewatched to see.
My cynical assumption is that the whole thing with the “pimp” is a setup to scam the family. He may or may not actually be her pimp. But that may just be me being overly cynical.
I am liking it more in the last couple of episodes. I still don’t really care about the dead bodies though, and I don’t think it’s anywhere near as good as the first season, which did a really good job with the sense of things spiralling out of control.
Reddit solved the mystery of the gays and Tanya’s money…
In the picture of young Quentin, the other guy is her husband. Wearing a cowboy hat. Remember when Quentin told her he’d once been in love with a cowboy?
Rewatch the scenes where Tanya’s date gets undressed and begins to service her. There are multiple blinking red lights in that room – cameras. We learned a few episodes ago that Tanya and her new husband have a pre-nup. Her unfaithfulness could be used to invalidate it.
That said, maybe it won’t work. Tanya dropped some insightful wisdom bombs in that episode, too. She’s not as vapid as appearances suggest.