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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 2 (2016)

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An aging and broke bad-boy rocker from the 1990s gets another shot at fame 25 years later as a songwriter for a brash and talented young singer who's a big fan of his early work.

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Critic Reviews for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 2

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I knew this show was a bungle in the jungle when it arrived last summer and figured it would be canceled because it's better to burn out, than fade away.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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I was a big fan of Denis Leary's narcissistic characters in The Job and Rescue Me, but his fallen star in Sex&Drugs, which he co-created, seems like one ego trip too many.

June 24, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

No preamble. Denis Leary's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is the best current TV show about a fictional rock band.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Leary understands that if it ain't broke, you don't fix it. He gets in a good groove when playing the same idiotic everyman placed in a slightly different context on each subsequent show. What does change over time is his focus on a particular motif.

September 12, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

On a certain level it feels like Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is still figuring out what kind of show it wants to be, but the serialization this time around has found an interesting thematic foundation to anchor each week's storyline.

July 1, 2016 | Full Review…

It feels compelled to explain its own jokes, inaccurately thinking it's too hip for its audience.

June 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 2

Making all the wrong moves, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll crashes and burns in its second season. Instead of continuing to follow Gigi and her band struggle to make it in the New York music scene, the show completely changes its focus to Johnny Rock's girlfriend Ava and her launching of a solo project. And in another inexplicable change, Gigi randomly seeks out a lesbian romance while still dating her lead guitarist. The writing is awful and is completely devoid of the wit and clever satire that made the first season so fresh. Worse yet, the characters all come off as insufferable assholes. There's a bit of a recovery in the last third of the season (with a stronger focus on Johnny and Gigi's relationship), but it's not enough to save the season. Much like a real rock band, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll self-destructs, ensuring that its second season is its last.

DannM.

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