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It’s back up Disney + there second season by Only Murders in the Building, more chaotic but even more engaging than the first. Maybe because the first chapter made us fall madly in love. It may be because of nostalgia or because we have learned to love the three protagonists. It will be what it will be, but the second season of the series Hulu promises refined, fun and intelligent entertainment as much as the first. And it picks up exactly where we left off, with a very aggressive, exhilarating, frenetic and full of narrative ideas hilarious. The first season was a discovery. Guilty passed on the sly, Only Murders in the Building is without too much delay one of the best TV series of 2021. A funny but introspective, light but bitter mystery-comedy. An unlikely story told with all the trimmings. Played by an equally unlikely exceptional cast, which turned out to be an original assortment as well as ever. Steve Martin, Martin Short And Selena Gomez they are three individuals on paper very different, but united by the same phobia of living one boring life. The trio, in fact, he did not look for the culprit of a crime for ten episodes: the three looked for themselves. The series created by Steve Martin And John Hoffman returns with a new mystery toArconia. This time, however, it’s about the protagonists themselves because someone is trying to frame them. The first two episodes of the second season, release the June 28raise the qualitative level of a miniseries that certainly didn’t need to prove anything. As the stars of Only Murders in the Building have stated, the new season will avoid any kind of “second year crisis” and offer a brand new encore that preserves its essence. Martin Short told a Entertainment Weekly that:
Trying to live up to something that is a big hit is always a little extra pressure. But once I read the scripts of the new chapter I realized how well they were done. So I got excited, as I did for the first season, at the idea of shooting it again.
This time we are the mystery.
In the the final of the first seasonthe trio had discovered the killer of Tim Kono (Julian Cihi): the charming Jan Bellows (Amy Ryan), la bassoonist who had stolen the heart of the good Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin). Charles manages to record a confession from the woman, but she poisons him. Jan decides to blow up theArconiadesigning a gas leak, to get rid of any possible witness. Oliver Putnam (Martin Short) e Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez), however, manage to avoid the worst and the trio manage to have the culprit arrested.
When everything seemed to be going well, during the celebrations, Mabel goes to get some champagne from her apartment. At that same moment, Oliver and Charles receive a anonymous message warning them to leave the building. They run to their friend, but they find her covered in bloodnext to the corpse of Bunny Folger (Jayne Houdyshell), the administrator of the Arconia. The last episode ends with the threesome in handcuffs and a bloody Mabel literally up to her neck. The the final the second season thus clarified the opening frame, but opened a new scenario. Who stabbed the building manager in the chest and why did she kill her? A woman with whom, by the way, the trio has always had a very conflicting relationship.
A new cycle that starts from the end.
The first two episodes of Only Murders in the Building 2 restart without wasting time from the night of the arrest. Entitled respectively Persons of Interest (Potential criminals) e Framed (Stuck), the subject of the new chapter is all too clear: the protagonists of the mystery are the three podcasters and detectives out of boredom. We discover that the anonymous message of the season finale had been sent by Detective Williams (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) to warn them of the arrival of the police. The first episodewritten by John Hoffman and Noah Levine, starts from an interrogation conducted by a hilarious Detective Kreps (Michael Rapaport). A moment as embarrassing as it is fun. A humorous departure And tragicomic which suggests a season beyond exhausting. Stopping snooping at this point is impossible.
All members of the trio are suspected of the murder and the detective, who would like to help them, suggests they stay out of the case. And to find a hobby. We know this will never happen. With one foot out of the prison, the three already miss the thrill he was born in podcast. After a fleeting moment of lucidity in the elevator – where it all started – where they consider going back to one boring lifethe trio resumes the microphone. This time they can’t sit idle because someone is trying to frame them for themurder of Bunny, the very one they called “cranky old b *** h”. Not only, Cinda Canning (Tina Fey) began to tell, and misrepresent, their story in a podcast about podcasters called Only Murderers in the Building. They have no choice but to investigate to clear their names.
Lots of news and screaming guest stars!
Mabel she is invited to an art exhibition in a local gallery by a woman who sends her a video message. It is about the enigmatic Alice (Cara Delevingne) who encourages Mabel to devote herself to art again. Oliver, on the other hand, runs into the new tenant of the apartment Sting. It’s about a Amy Schumer over the top, the stand-up comedian who plays herself and who proposes to Oliver to turn the podcast into a TV series. Also Charles has its golden moment, albeit fleeting. For a second, in fact, she will think she can go back to playing the role of Brazzos. Instead the network – which gave him up for dead – offers him the part of the uncle of the new protagonist of the reboot: Uncle Brazzos.
The second episode, written by Kristin Newman, enter the heart of the intrigue. A painting risquethe number 14a bird and the name whispered by the victim, “Savage “, are the clues that will bring the trio – not without some amusing misunderstanding – one step away from the truth. In short, Charles could be Bunny’s half-brother since his father had a relationship with both the artist of the painting, Rose Cooper, that with Leonora Folger (Shirley MacLaine), the mother of the deceased administrator and owner of the painting. That is the one in which Charles’s naked father appears, whom Oliver and Mabel, after a thousand ups and downs, throw into the dumpster and that Amy Schumer he will find and hang in his house … which my father bought at the market.
The new mystery it therefore concerns the complicated family entanglements of Charles that bring out a succession of wonderfully exasperating misunderstandings.
Secrets and lies from which, once again, that whirlwind of anxiety and constantly ignored danger signals starts again. But you know, the trio can’t resist the charm of a cavity and a secret elevator. There new season starts off with a dense and intriguing plot, but above all many guest star exceptional. Amy Schumer it is overwhelming and is giving rise to confusing but hilarious situations while Shirley MacLaine it’s as glamorous and iconic as ever. The Olimabel – the nickname Oliver gives to the trio – they are loaded and more casual. Although they are the suspect number one, the podcast just do not give up. Especially now that they have become the protagonists of the new season of their own true crime! The premiere then revolves around several unlikely clues, including one missing. The most succulent, however, is the painting by Rose Cooperan invented artist who, however, could find a correspondence in reality.
Only Murders in the Building is back in great shape with gods comic times perfect and of always clever jokes. There new season takes advantage of all the narrative cues of the first, but overturns them for an intriguing result. The comic whodunnit not only does it not lose hits, but it becomes even more pressing. The snoopers are back Howard Morris (Michael Cyril Creighton) e Uma Heller (Jackie Hoffman), who could play a key role in solving the case and a seductive winter New York. The cliffhanger thus becomes the engine of the new plot. This time, however, the past comes knocking on the door of Charles while it is Mabel to fall in love with someone who perhaps does not tell us right. Alice she is “a sophisticated insider of the art world who gets entangled in the mystery”, but who might have a second end. While Charles and Oliver are always the usual funny and complicated revelers, Mabel prepares for a ‘evolution surprising, tearing apart his past with an ax:
The way my character is evolving and changing is really fun. We can say, I hope, that in the second season he wants to get rid of his past. He begins to devote himself more to his art than him and cuts his hair. He then meets Alice, Cara Delevingne’s character and ends up falling in love with her.
The second episode ends with a singing cliffhanger: Bunny’s bird reveals to the trio that he knows who the culprit is. It is all too evident, therefore, that we must begin to suspect everyone. A delightful start, truly promising, already critically acclaimed. The Guardian conceded four stars out of five calling it “a brilliant layer cake of meta-murder fun”. There second season of Only Murders in the Building will keep us company on Disney + until the 23 August 2022 with 10 new episodes out weekly. And judging by the first twothe new chapter promises to be fresh, stimulating and fun: what it takes to tolerate this torrid summer (even if seeing them in fur makes us sweat!).