Casual: Season 2 Reviews

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June 8, 2016
In this deeper connection with characters, Casual feels all the more real.
June 8, 2016
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.
June 8, 2016
The acting is fantastic across the board and the writing consistently sharp and irreverent.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 3, 2016
The overarching theme of Casual, and the foundation for both its extraordinary humor and its poignancy, is that contemporary life is increasingly challenging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 16, 2016
Privilege isolates and devastates people in both directions, and somewhere in its bones, Casual knows this.
June 12, 2016
The laughs (albeit small chuckles mostly) remain and Watkins and Dewey continue to be impress.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 8, 2016
A self-satisfied smirk stretched out into 30-minute installments, the Hulu series hides its lack of profundity and originality behind a faux-edginess.
June 7, 2016
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.
June 7, 2016
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.
June 7, 2016
What especially makes this season of Casual work so well is its emphasis on friendship.
June 7, 2016
Anyone looking for easy laughs, look elsewhere. But you would be hard pressed to find a comedy with more substance than Casual.
June 7, 2016
The centerpiece of the show is the wonderful Michaela Watkins, formerly of Saturday Night Live, who plays Valerie.
June 7, 2016
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.
June 5, 2016
By shifting the focus from sex to friendships, Casual is able to find its stride as in season 2 without making significant changes to its DNA.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 31, 2016
What people really come for is the comedy, and it's as sharp as ever, relying on the cast's dry delivery and ability to play things both comically and tragically at the same time.
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