Catastrophe: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2

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Catastrophe delivers a strong second season that deepens the drama while remaining spit-take funny.



Critic Ratings: 34


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User Ratings: 299

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Air date: Apr 8, 2016
Air date: Apr 8, 2016
Air date: Apr 8, 2016
Air date: Apr 8, 2016
Air date: Apr 8, 2016
Air date: Apr 8, 2016

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In Season 2 of this comedy series, Sharon (Sharon Horgan) and Rob (Rob Delaney) are married and expecting another little bundle of joy. It is not all smooth sailing however when Sharon develops postpartum depression and Rob is on the receiving end of some unwanted sexual advances. Carrie Fisher and Jonathan Forbes also star.

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Critic Reviews for Catastrophe Season 2

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (18)

Ignorance, if possible, is the best way to enter Catastrophe's exceptionally funny second season.

Apr 12, 2016 | Full Review…

What keeps us rooting for the pair - and the show - is their reluctant, but undeniable, devotion to each other.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Catastrophe is a thoroughly enjoyable comedy that brings vigor and charm to a familiar TV trope.

Apr 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Life may not be a bowl of cherries-but it's way more fun when you have someone to bitch about the rotten fruit to.

Apr 8, 2016 | Full Review…
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Catastrophe is a comedy, first and foremost, but it masterfully proves that you don't have to sacrifice depth for laughs.

Apr 8, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The real Catastrophe is that more people don't know about this show.

Apr 6, 2016 | Full Review…

It's hard to shame something that goes out of its way to be absurdly cheesy and to build a world where even the characters don't take themselves too seriously. The actors often look just seconds away from bursting out laughing.

Nov 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The comedy Catastrophe, meanwhile, is back for a second series, and it isn't just funny but offers characters you can truly care about, which is why it's so sublime.

Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Catastrophe is kind of a wonder: a romantic comedy that's actually hysterically funny and navigates the clichés of the formula smartly.

Aug 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The excellent, if uncomfortable, new season picks up three years later, when Rob and Sharon are parents to two children and fully in the zone of marital struggle.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

For Sharon and Rob parenthood is just as much of a disaster zone as the unplanned pregnancy which threw them together in the first series. And the jokes still come at you like rapid machine-gun fire.

Dec 31, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This is piss-in-your-pants, uproariously funny - the kind of funny that sets off booming guffaws, leaving your neighbours to wonder if you're having some kind of bizarre stroke.

Dec 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Catastrophe: Season 2

  • Jun 28, 2020
    I loved it for so many reasons I watched all 4 seasons with my fiancée it's so relatable and heartwarming i think season 2 is great and shows how much they really love each other and it's possible to work through things as a couple and starts to dig into deeper issues other than only the unexpected pregnancy they have together in season 1- past the "honeymoon phase" of their relationship
  • Apr 19, 2020
    My feelings about this show are similar to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I was excited to see a series that was quick witted, with interesting characters. But by the second season I started to hate the main character. They are selfish, immature, and poor parents. Whining about how hard it is to raise children, while they self-medicate for first world problems. I'm 64. People had big families when I was a kid, and lived on one income. They made sacrifices, their children were their priority, they were spiritually and morally searching. Not whining about themselves all the time. I kept watching Mrs. Maisel, waiting for it to redeem itself, but it never did. So I'm taking a break or entirely bailing. I guess I'm too old to get these new shows.
  • Feb 27, 2020
    Season 2. Anyone who can ignore the death of a family pet and think it's funny, or ignore it is seriously in trouble. That poor dog... I'm never watching this again
  • Oct 15, 2019
    No matter how well written, it's hard to like a show when all characters are so unlikeable and depressing. They hate everyone and everything. My first thought when I saw the dog was that they probably hate him too and will probably kill it or let it die, and what a surprise, the dog didn't last an episode and, surprise again, they were glad it got killed. There was some funny stuff in the first season but at some point I realised I couldn't stand the two main characters and dropped it.
  • Feb 12, 2018
    Really enjoyed this show - very clever.
  • Jun 22, 2017
    Always love these guys. So real, so relatable.
  • Jul 24, 2016
    Solid effort this time around. I am glad their not trying to do the 22 episode season - network approach. You get a time jump, your favourite characters & more than just a few laughs this time around. Another season ending cliffhanger though; they're confident season 3s being green lite and that I'm watching/recommending. Maybe they should have given us just a little more
  • Jun 28, 2016
    Genial low-key comedy with some surprisingly sharp moments.
  • Jun 05, 2016
    Great chemistry, writing and directing. Can't wait for season 3
  • May 31, 2016
    I really loved Season 1 and wanted to love this season just as much. After two episodes I decided that I hated every character in the show. The chemistry between husband and wife went from complicated and quirky in season 1 to simply dysfunctional and depressing in season 2. I am out.

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