Casual: Season 2 (2016)

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Well-written and solidly acted, Casual offers a profane -- yet profound -- take on life's many challenges.

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Critic Ratings: 15

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User Ratings: 86

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Air date: Jun 7, 2016

Alex's troubling new obsession leads Valerie to take matters into her own hands. Laura investigates switching high schools. -- (C) HULU

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Air date: Jun 7, 2016

Alex embraces his new role as Laura's teacher but his methods are questionable. Valerie reaches out to old friends and makes an unsettling discovery. -- (C) HULU

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Air date: Jun 14, 2016

Valerie tries to take her friendship with fellow therapist Jennifer to the next level. Alex considers an offer from a venture capitalist to keep Snooger from going under. Laura considers joining a homeschool study group. -- (C) HULU

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Air date: Jun 21, 2016

Alex hosts a dinner for his business new partner Jordan, only to be confronted with someone from his past. Valerie joins Jennifer for Game Night with her friends. Laura gets to know one of the girls from her home school group. -- (C) HULU

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Air date: Jun 28, 2016

Valerie considers her fertility options after a visit with her doctor. Alex reexamines a relationship with an ex-girlfriend. Laura and Aubrey bond over a secret. -- (C) HULU

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Air date: Jul 5, 2016

Valerie is set up with Jennifer's friend, but her mind is on another person; Alex hopes to impress Sarah with an engagement present; Laura's friendship with Aubrey gets personal.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2016

Valerie has a choice of two very different men; Alex strikes up a relationship with a young coworker an it attracts attention; Laura and Aubrey tempt Spencer with an offer.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2016

Immediately after Sarah and Jordan's engagement party, Alex's personal and professional lives intersect; a stood-up Valerie reevaluates her decisions; Laura's interest in Spencer complicates her relationship witth Aubrey.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2016

Alex goes to war with Jordan over the future of Snooger. Valerie's trip out of town with Jack is overshadowed by drama at home. Laura's plan to visit Spencer in the hospital hits a roadblock. -- (C) HULU

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Air date: Aug 2, 2016

Valerie and Jack indulge their fantasies at a hotel. Alex adjusts to his new life with Sarah. Laura and Spencer screen a series of teen romance films. -- (C) HULU

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Tv Season Info

Season 2 of this comedy series brings back Valerie (Michaela Watkins), Laura (Tara Lynne Barr) and Alex (Tommy Dewey), the dysfunctional family trying their hardest to make things work. Laura ponders changing high schools. Meanwhile, Alex starts looking for new investors and Valerie considers freezing her eggs. This season brings a whole new slew of boyfriends, girlfriends and business partners as the family attempt to change their lives for the better.

Cast & Crew

Tommy Dewey
Alex Cole
Zander Lehmann
Executive Producer
Helen Estabrook
Executive Producer
Jason Reitman
Executive Producer
Liz Tigelaar
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Casual Season 2

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

In this deeper connection with characters, Casual feels all the more real.

Jun 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Privilege isolates and devastates people in both directions, and somewhere in its bones, Casual knows this.

Jun 16, 2016 | Full Review…

A self-satisfied smirk stretched out into 30-minute installments, the Hulu series hides its lack of profundity and originality behind a faux-edginess.

Jun 8, 2016 | Full Review…

If you were there from the start, know that Casual isn't racing through story in this second season so much as it's pushing outward in a show of confidence that it's going to be around for a while.

Jun 8, 2016 | Full Review…

The acting is fantastic across the board and the writing consistently sharp and irreverent.

Jun 8, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The writing and performances are so specific and so smart that it doesn't feel like a spin-off of six other shows. It deserves, and rewards, careful attention as each character strives to be better and stop making the same stupid mistakes.

Jun 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The laughs (albeit small chuckles mostly) remain and Watkins and Dewey continue to be impress.

Jun 12, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Casual -- the let's-call-it-a-sitcom starring Michaela Watkins as a single-mom therapist -- proceeds from a place of diffidence, of setting up the mildest of jokes and seeing how softly the show can make them land.

Jun 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Where Casual excels is in making the steps toward personal growth feel as real and meaningful as the setbacks, even though they unfold within the heightened world of a television dramedy.

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What especially makes this season of Casual work so well is its emphasis on friendship.

Jun 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Anyone looking for easy laughs, look elsewhere. But you would be hard pressed to find a comedy with more substance than Casual.

Jun 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The centerpiece of the show is the wonderful Michaela Watkins, formerly of Saturday Night Live, who plays Valerie.

Jun 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Casual: Season 2

  • Feb 13, 2021
    Starts to get a little redundant but we still can't get enough of these great characters.
  • Jan 06, 2021
    There's so much casual sex that there were times when was there a point. But the characters evolve from dysfunctional codependent family members to caring individuals struggling to understand why they r the way they are & work to correct and become better human beings. Sub plots r powerful
  • Jul 04, 2017
    While this season wasn't enjoyable as the other season it's still very watchable.
  • Aug 23, 2016
    While Season 1 was great it missed the mark a couple times because of it's shorter length of episodes and many storylines randomly ending towards the end. Season 2 however gives us a much more focused look at the 3 leads and reminds us how they and feel and puts them into situations that turn casual relationships into genuine commitments as well as having the characters have to go through change and how that process is for all of them. It also gives us a much more interesting story and gives all 3 of the characters a lot more to do and is significantly darker than last season while still having some light laughs throughout and ends in a very hopeful positive direction for the show that makes us think that these characters might finally find happiness and might be ready to finally face reality and make a change to there repetitive lifestyle. Grade for the Season: A+
  • Aug 09, 2016
    I had such high hopes for this series. Sadly, its been disappointing. The first season was smart, well written and had more depth, even though the chatacters were barely getting introduced. Season 2 has left me with a sour taste, to say the least. I keep watching because I keep waiting for some miracle but, its not happening. Looks like the writers and actors to a hiatus and they called it season 2.
  • Aug 02, 2016
    Loved Season 1, looking forward to more.
  • Jun 29, 2016
    refreshing to see a real love scenario that is elevated above social construct of hetero/homo division in this last episode. really evolved shit.

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