The Other Two: Season 2 (Full Season)
September 23, 2021 6:35 AM - Season 2 (Full Season) - Subscribe

An aspiring actor and his sister Brooke, a former professional dancer, try to find their place in the world while wrestling with their feelings about their 13-year-old brother Chase's sudden rise to internet fame.
posted by Pong74LS (3 comments total)
I find this show to be such a delight. It's so much kinder than I expected it to be -- anytime it seems like it's going to go down a "cringe" path, it does something unexpected. I like how much Chase is just allowed to be a kid and while the show is definitely mocking the entertainment industry that turns kids like him into stars, it's never making fun of him.

Brooke and Cary are messy but I like that they are fundamentally good. They just get in their own ways way too much.

I love that it's telling a story and letting these characters grow and evolve. I think it would be easy just to hit a reset button the end of every episode or season, but instead, everyone is actually making progress in their careers (whether that's good or bad is definitely a question the show asks, though).

I also think it's great that it's also about a family that, overall, genuinely loves each other.

I'm sad the second season is done now but I may go back and watch both seasons again.
posted by edencosmic at 1:51 PM on September 23, 2021 [4 favorites]

Yes, I love this show. I love how rich the characters are and like you say they are never making fun of them. I really liked the episode where Molly Shannon's character was meeting all of her fans. She brings so much subtlety to her character who would be really easy to play as a shallow stereotype of Stage Mom but Molly goes out of her way to show us that her character is sincerely just a sweet person who's doing her best out here. It's nice because I was paying attention but didn't expect to see that, which makes me feel like the show played me, but in a good way.
Also this show cracks me up like nothing else. The one with the gay couple who were grifting to pay for their deck had me screaming.
posted by bleep at 2:18 PM on September 23, 2021 [3 favorites]

This is definitely one of the most smartly-written comedies on the air right now, and I'm glad they changed the status quo so much in this season. I like how the beginning of the final episode switches things up so that Chase and Pat are the eponymous Other Two, which makes a kind of sense since we haven't really seen much of them before then.
posted by whir at 5:29 PM on September 23, 2021 [2 favorites]

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