What was the 2020 pandemic’s ultimate comfort and feel-good show became the 2021 pandemic source of ire for a lot of people it seemed. I appreciated how season 2 was just doing what it was doing and the best aspects of the season, namely revolving around Ted and struggling with therapy, ultimately made it worth watching after having a season of him always being the shining beacon of hope for everyone else. I don’t think everything worked, and with how hard the show goes on it’s themes about fatherhood could honestly be cloying at times (unpopular opinion: didn’t like the Rick Roll at the funeral), but I think it pulled through with the last two episodes of the season.
For a much thorough breakdown of season 2 I highly recommend Film Crit Hulk‘s episodic reviews (free to read on his Patreon).
(No episode 9 review!)
Here’s to you Nate, you wanker.
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