Baskets: Season 2 Reviews

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January 20, 2017
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
January 19, 2017
The chemistry between Anderson and Galifianakis drives the best parts of the new season, but it's not at the expense of sharp humor, biting irony and plummeting self worth rendered funny by its sheer hopelessness.
January 18, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 17, 2017
As before, Anderson is something beyond brilliant. Making tender a role that could easily become grotesque, he is completely alive as Christine. There isn't a line that comes from his mouth that doesn't seem to have been born in the moment he speaks it.
August 28, 2017
The shallowness of the American Dreams in Baskets are a direct function of the bland comfort a corporate suburban existence makes possible.
March 27, 2017
So lovely. So strange. So happy FX continues to make a place for it on my TV.
January 20, 2017
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.
January 20, 2017
Lots of the laughs come from the kind of physical comedy that used to appear in silent movies.
January 19, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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