Mozart in the Jungle: Season 2 (2015)


Season 2
Mozart in the Jungle

Critics Consensus

Mozart in the Jungle continues to cannily explore artistic expression and backstage politics in a sophomore season that lacks its predecessors' freshness, but retains its keen eye for authenticity.



Critic Ratings: 16


Audience Score

User Ratings: 178
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Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015
Air date: Dec 29, 2015

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Despite months of rehearsal, the orchestra's growth has stalled. A world tour and illicit romances dog the symphony, especially Rodrigo, anxious about his Mexican homecoming. Hailey assumes a larger position in the orchestra, but struggles to find her footing as an oboist and in her love life. A looming labor strike risks pitting friend against friend and it may fall to Rodrigo to create harmony. -- (C) AMAZON

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Critic Reviews for Mozart in the Jungle Season 2

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Mozart tries to be a lot of things, some successfully: a drama, a comedy, an inside look at a creative industry-even a love letter to one, and one that many consider to be dying.

Dec 30, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The comedy, now in its second season, deserves credit for humanizing musicians who appear so stoically on stage at stuffy symphonies.

Dec 29, 2015 | Full Review…

The characters are entertaining, intriguing and get to speak well-crafted and witty dialogue.

Jan 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The second season evolves in another direction and loses part of the freshness of its first delivery, but it remains a light and very entertaining comedy, easy to consume and digest. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The biggest problem with Mozart in the Jungle was always its pedigree.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

I do believe it delivers exactly what we should expect from premium television: a glimpse into a typically unexplored subculture, truths about the human condition, and high and low pleasure.

Nov 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The show's portrayal of the classical music world is far more recognizable... It's even more valuable when the show is something you actually want to watch. Mozart in the Jungle's second season, fluffy though it is, does meet that criterion.

Jan 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It is kind of entertaining and concerns a field not often reflected on the small screen.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Mozart in the Jungle raises so high above itself that it feels as if it might soar into the clouds. And then, inevitably, it comes thudding back down to earth.

Jan 4, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

When Mozart in the Jungle plays variations on its dominant theme of artistic temperament and passion, Amazon's sophisticated comedy about a New York symphony orchestra can be intoxicating in its originality and seductive charm.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mozart in the Jungle: Season 2

  • Apr 13, 2019
    Still love it as much as I did after the first season. Maybe I love it even more if that's possible. I can't handle the fact that I have to wait for season 3, I need it now! I loved how the character developed in this season. I feel like Hayley is really beginning to find herself, although I also feel like she's not entirely sure about what she wants yet. One of my favourite things on this show are the characters, how they act in certain situations, how they develop, how to are around each other, I love it. At one point in this season, the orchestra goes on tour and they end up in Mexico. Episode 6 is one of those episodes, and was my favourite episode of this season! Once you've seen it you might understand why, haha. They also find some problems within the board this season, it's not like I highly disliked those parts, but they weren't my favourites either. The music makes everything better and I still adore maestro Rodrigo with all my heart, that man is amazing. I'll be patiently waiting here for season 3 (starts the soundtrack music).
  • Dec 16, 2018
    This season blends seamlessly into the first, not losing it's dramatic momentum.
  • Feb 04, 2018
    A large improvement of the first season because the humour was funnier. It found its grove.
  • Aug 14, 2017
    Still as good as season 1. Keep it up !
  • Aug 30, 2016
    »You've changed« was said in »Leave Everything Behind« by Anna Maria to Rodrigo. And she was right. Rodrigo did change. Hayley changed. The show changed. Unfortunately, not for the better. Mozart In The Jungle had the very same problem in its sophomore season as it did in the first. The story was being torn apart from the very beginning. I had a feeling that the story was not even connected at times, but it seemed like it just consisted of numerous pieces(or skits) which did not have a conclusion or not even a satisfying beginning. Just at the very final moments of the season finale the story pulled itself together and finished strong (just like season 1). Bernal's Rodrigo was the best protagonist that series (especially comedies or modern comedy-drama formats) can imagine. He was enthusiastic, amusing, and most important naturally funny. Also, he had a kind of childish innocence to him. The writers turned that big temperamental bomb of good mood and positivism to a confused and depressed middle aged man, who was lost and absent. It seems like they suppressed his "character energy" just to explore a boring »curse storyline«. And at least I expected a decent conclusion to this plot - line. A little character development is all I ask. What we got was a messy, third - grade deus ex machina ending that served no purpose to anybody or anything (a hit in the head, really?!). Very frustrating and hard to watch. Our beloved protagonists made all the wrong decisions this season. Hailey has become a naive, clumsy walking stereotype for a dumb teen girl (no offense), who uses sex and her innocent looks to get what she (and others) want. And Rodrigo still struggled with his ex-wife Anna Maria, which was frustrating last season, this time it was just horrific. Meanwhile the supporting characters improved immensely. Cynthia, Bob, Betty and Gloria all got their plot deepened. They stepped out of the shadows and conquered. Although I have some problems with Cynthia's over-sexuality (one of the first things she said to Hailey was explaining how different musicians have sex), the legal battle (Nina included) storyline was groundbreaking for her. It was fun seeing her evolve as the protector of the orchestra. Where Rodrigo failed, Cynthia succeeded. Al the negativity aside, finale was superb. It left an open door for changes. We are hoping(and waiting!) for show to change yet again. This time for the better.
  • Jul 25, 2016
    You might not get what you want; but it's a beautiful audio/visually journey. Cant wait for Season 3
  • Jun 04, 2016
    Delightful, innovative and must see if you have spent any time loving or living in the world of Classical music!
  • Feb 15, 2016
    The second season doesn't evolve too much from the first, but it sticks to its guns by giving viewers a host of affable characters, and plenty of beautiful music sequences.
  • Jan 01, 2016
    Pacing is off in terms of Rodrigo's relationship with Hailey.
  • Jun 02, 2015
    Given the limited possibilities of how many embellishments are available with this "story line" the writers did a good job of extending the scenes to their possible edge, and kudos to the casting director -- cannot imagine anyone as good in this role as Bernal. This sophisticated comedy is as much an "only in Manhattan" production in the same way that Portlandia is an "only in Portland" production.

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