The Morning Show (2021)

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Season 2
The Morning Show

Critics Consensus

The Morning Show's second season has a slew of stupendous performances - but too many characters attempting to address too many hot-button issues makes it hard to know what any of them are actually trying to say.

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Critic Ratings: 51

67%

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User Ratings: 326

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 17, 2021

Controversy and betrayal strike TMS as a new year approaches; Alex faces a difficult decision.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2021

Stars struggle to accept new roles; the TMS crew comes together for an important dinner.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2021

Bradley covers the start of campaign season while Alex prepares for her big moment.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2021

A potential tabloid leak creates moral complications; a debate moderator role becomes hotly contested.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2021

The UBA team heads to Las Vegas, where past misdeeds continue to haunt them.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2021

TMS welcomes a new face; Bradley gets a surprise visit.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2021

Alex takes a trip to finally find closure.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2021

TMS races to report an unconfirmed story.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2021

Alex and Bradley try to accept change as a new book promises shocking revelations.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2021

TMS covers a growing crisis that turns personal for Alex and Bradley.

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Cast & Crew

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Jennifer Aniston
Alex Levy

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Reese Witherspoon
Bradley Jackson

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Steve Carell
Mitch Kessler

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Billy Crudup
Cory Ellison

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Mark Duplass
Chip Black

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Nestor Carbonell
Yanko Flores

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Karen Pittman
Mia Jordan

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Bel Powley
Claire Conway

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Desean Terry
Daniel Henderson

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Tom Irwin
Fred

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Greta Lee
Stella Bak

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Ruairi O'Connor
Ty Fitzgerald

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Julianna Margulies
Laura Peterson

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Hannah Shoenfeld

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Jack Davenport
Jason Craig

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Kerry Ehrin
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Mimi Leder
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Michael Ellenberg
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Reese Witherspoon
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Jennifer Aniston
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Kristin Hahn
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Erica Lipez
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Critic Reviews for The Morning Show: Season 2

Audience Reviews for The Morning Show: Season 2

  • Nov 12, 2022
    Anniston and Witherspoon shines in a messy and overambitious script
  • Oct 24, 2022
    To be clear I thought season 1 was terrific. Maybe it had some weak points, but honestly I can't even remember them after watching season 2. Holy crap. What were they thinking? Criticism 1: The characters completely drop any pretext of professionalism in this season. In season 1 pretty much everyone except Alex maintained a veneer of doing their job and being professional except under the most dire circumstances, which made sense. In season 2 the circumstances feel far less dire and yet somehow everyone is ceaselessly either on the verge of tears or at each other's throats. Really enjoyed most of the cast in season 1, even Alex. In season 2 they were all just assholes, and not the entertainingly clever kind. Criticism 2: Mitch should not have been in this season. His arc was over - and frankly whether or not he grows following the realization of his full culpability, is not something I care about. Criticism 3: They couldn't seem to finish a single plot arc. They created many, none came to a satisfying conclusion. Season 1 picked a lane (me too / abusive workplace culture), season 2 seemed to think itself clever enough to weave together all our lovely 21st century issues into a crescendo. It was not, by half. Criticism 4: They ruined several of the better characters, taking away some of their core winning personality traits in favor of cynicism, with a vague claim that the last eight months "changed them." (in an unbelievable stroke of lazy writing, they didn't even bother to show us these apparently critical eight months). To be specific on this point, Bradley is no longer kind and winning, she no longer takes professional risks, and her integrity has suffered significantly. Everyone seems to hate Chip now, without much on screen reason. Alex and Bradley's chemistry is just straight up gone, vanished into the ether. And oh, look how they massacred my boy. I haven't seen a character assassination like Cory's since Daenerys Targaryen. He's no longer chipper, no longer gleefully powerful and wicked, and no longer even quietly on the side of good. It made sense to give him some somber moments, but the spurned lover arc was terrible. His behavior towards Bradley and Laura was utterly unforgivable, and wholly inconsistent with his worldview in season 1. We're given zero reason for his devolution into a genuine villain. I stopped watching after 6 episodes. Horrible.
  • Sep 24, 2022
    It's as if they let Tik Tokkers hijack the writing room and a bunch of 50-year-old previously decent movie stars talked themselves into thinking this was a good idea. Each episode is more nauseating than the last.
  • Sep 23, 2022
    Season 2 is as bad as Season 1 was good. I've never seen such a drop-off in a show between two seasons. It's like they didn't plan for a second season. Characters are the opposite of Yellowstone -- the more you get to know them, the less you like them. And the attempt to incorporate every single cultural shift in the last few years is both painful and makes the show so predictable. So disappointing given the promise in Season 1. Glad I only recommended this to one person (who I have to text to warn him not to watch after 3 episodes of Season 2). #wasteoftime
  • Sep 05, 2022
    Had just enough production value to get you to the unbelievably dull finale. The only take away lesson from the whole season, is that rich white narcissists have feelings too. The show appears to have a racial commentary but all the commentary hits like darts thrown at jello. There are many monologues and slow-motion interludes the main purpose of which appears to be wasting the electricity powering your screen.
  • Aug 22, 2022
    I couldn't make it through the whole season. How is this getting good reviews? It's such a mess!
  • Jul 28, 2022
    The first season was much more focused, interesting and balanced. The second season is a belabored soap opera.
  • Jul 27, 2022
    I get a overwhelming sense that the actors can hardly get through their lines and that the story is just awash with tropes that get more nauseating and boring with every passing second.
  • Jun 13, 2022
    Fantastic and utterly compelling. THE best serialized drama on TV. Can't wait for Season 3.
  • Jun 10, 2022
    jen aniston is amazing! the whole show is going into a great way.

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