“Persons of Interest” & “Framed”
The first two episodes of the second season of Only Murders in the Building are available on Hulu and episodes of season two will continue to drop late night on Mondays. This series featuring Steve Martin/Martin Short/Selena Gomez was such a great show episode one that I just binged and I was excited to continue watching the new season.
However, I would be lying to say that I did not have a touch of anxiety when it came to a second season. Yes, the show did a great job of setting up the second season with the death of Bunny (hell, in the first scene of the first episode), but the fact that they would be doing a second murder in the same building with the same characters makes it a bit suspect.
Then I watched the first two episodes and all anxiety washed away and the show proved to be able to develop another brilliant mystery that tied to our main players effortlessly. The way this new murder has been linked to Charles’ past and his father has been remarkably compelling and has allowed Steve Martin some seriously strong contemplative acting chances.
The show has set up so many quality questions around this mystery that it can go in any number of ways. Who would have thought that a character that was basically comic relief in Bunny would become such a vital cog in season two?
And, much like season one, the cameos have been major in this show. Shirley MacLaine as Leonora Folger. Amy Schumer as herself (in the Sting apartment no less). Michael Rapaport as Detective Kreps. Season one star Da’Vine Joy Randolph, returning from her run on Peacemaker, as Detective Williams. Cara Delevingne as Alice. Surely more are coming as the season progresses.
I love how there has been dueling podcasts over the same murder with our own heroes taking the boom mic back up trying to clear their name from Tina Fey’s “Only Murderers in the Building” podcast which looks to accuse them. I hope there is more coming with these two podcasts going head to head.
Taking a cue from Twin Peaks, we have a talking bird who may hold a key to the mystery. Hopefully poor Mrs. Gambolini, the parrot, has a better fate than Twin Peaks’ Waldo.
Things are looking great at the Arconia moving into episode three.