Last Man Standing: Season 2 (2012 - 2013)


Season 2
Last Man Standing

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Critic Ratings: 5


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User Ratings: 104
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Air date: Nov 2, 2012
Air date: Nov 9, 2012
Air date: Nov 16, 2012
Air date: Nov 23, 2012
Air date: Nov 30, 2012
Air date: Dec 7, 2012
Air date: Dec 14, 2012
Air date: Jan 4, 2013
Air date: Jan 11, 2013
Air date: Jan 18, 2013
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Series 2 of this sitcom finds Mike (Tim Allen) butting heads with Ryan (Jordan Masterson), the father of Mike's grandson, Boyd (Flynn Morrison). Ryan becomes a bigger presence in Boyd's life, which leads to Mike and Ryan clashing over issues such as Boyd taking Ryan's last name. Ryan also begins to rekindle his romance with Kristin (now played by Amanda Fuller), Mike's oldest daughter. Since Kristin is no longer dating Kyle (Christoph Sanders), he's free to enter into a relationship with Mike's middle daughter, Mandy (Molly Ephraim). Meanwhile, Mike's youngest, Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), develops a rebellious streak. At one point she ditches football practice and gets drunk at a party, and another incident finds her insisting that her mother (Nancy Travis) quit her job at an environmentally irresponsible company. The series also features guest-star appearances from two of Allen's former "Home Improvement" costars: Richard Karn and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

Critic Reviews for Last Man Standing Season 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

There are thousands of households right now going through the same dilemma - political divisions at the dinner table. It's kind of nice that at least one family sitcom was willing to tackle it directly.

Nov 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Almost a comedy classic.

Nov 2, 2012 | Full Review…

The problem with Last Man Standing's attempts to go political is exemplified by the first scene of the season première, which remains one of the most uncomfortable scenes of television I've ever watched.

Sep 20, 2013 | Full Review…

When the biggest draw to a sitcom episode in 2013 is that it features a few minutes of Jonathan Taylor Thomas then, well, that show may have a problem.

Sep 20, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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I think it's time the folks involved with Last take a closer look at All in the Family, in which the prejudice was built around real jokes.

Nov 2, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Last Man Standing: Season 2

  • Feb 10, 2019
    Tomatoes not really in tune with America. Looks like their opinion isn't worth a darn 83%appreciate LMS and this season.
  • Oct 17, 2018
    A fantastic family driven show that albeit may sway towards Conservative values, it nonetheless bridges any gaps with other belief platforms (and accomplishes this in a funny, witty and intelligent way!).... Its cancellation came as a shock to many including myself, however it is little surprise that its revival came out swinging with the same magic that made it popular with many of us to begin with! Excellent work from the cast and crew!!!
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Absolute trash. Not funny, not clever, not watchable. Avoid at all costs.
  • Mar 07, 2017
    The sudden shift of the series pitting Mike against his newly liberal (and recast) daugher causes the show to lose the charm it initially had in the first season. It becomes a predictable liberal vs conservative sitcom with the same tired jokes on repeat.
  • Apr 12, 2014
    Excellent second season. It strongly improves upon the first season, with better jokes, better heart in the writing, still has the great funny performance from Allen.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Great comedy TV show! Check it out I highly recommend it!

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