Baskets: Season 2 Videos
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News & Interviews for Baskets: Season 2
This is about Baskets, a show that made enough of an impact that Louie Anderson won a very much deserved Emmy but that not too many people are writing think pieces about. But maybe they should be
Baskets will never be a walk in the park. And it no doubt remains too dark for many. Some rays of light are showing, though... Nothing overly warm and toasty, mind you. But some welcome little thaws.
So lovely. So strange. So happy FX continues to make a place for it on my TV.
Baskets is full of the kind of people whom pop culture rarely bothers to humanize: the elderly, the obese, the destitute. It's simultaneously wondrous and heartbreaking.
Lots of the laughs come from the kind of physical comedy that used to appear in silent movies.
FX's beautifully melancholy Baskets only gets more solemn, sad, strange, sympathetic and singular with its richly poignant second season. In our clownish world, Zach Galifianakis continues to provide the laughter and pain in equal measures.
Audience Reviews for Baskets: Season 2
FX's dark comedy Baskets continues to clown around in Season 2. After leaving home Chip Baskets joins a homeless group of street performers, but is forced to seek help from his mother when tragedy strikes. And while helping her son, Mrs. Baskets strikes up an unlikely friendship that leads to something more. This season Louie Anderson steps up and takes on a bigger role, and Zach Galifianakis stretches himself a bit, doing more switches between twin brothers Chip and Dale; further developing each of them. Yet the writing is still pretty weak, letting some of the sketches go on too long and leaving several story threads undeveloped. Still, Season 2 of Baskets, while it has problems, delivers some laughs and has some poignant things to say about family.
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