Season Two Of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Will Be Another Fun Ride

The Only Murders in the Building trio is back, and this time they’re solving a murder they’ve been framed for. It’s just as cute as season one, but it’s reaching more emotional depths.

Only Murders in the Building Season 2
Charles, Mabel and Oliver are arrested for Bunny’s murder. (Hulu)

Season two picks off right where they left off. Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez), Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin) and Oliver Putnam (Martin Short) are being hauled off in handcuffs because they were found with Bunny’s (Jayne Houdyshell) dead body. It doesn’t seem like Detective Williams (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) believes it was them, but they were caught red-handed. She tells them to find other hobbies, not to investigate and definitely not podcast about it. But considering how bad the cops are at solving murders, they decide to solve the case themselves and launch a season two of their podcast (can you blame them?).

Charles, Oliver and Mabel are on the case again in season 2 of Only Murders in the Building
Charles, Oliver and Mabel are on the case again. (Hulu)

When I watched season one, I thought it would be weird pairing up this young woman with these two older men that we never really get their ages. They seem to claim they are in their 50s, but it’s more likely they are in their 60s. It was strange at first. The only thing the three of them had in common, it appeared, was their love of murder podcasts. But, it quickly became apparent they had more than that in common. They were each all alone. There may be some things that may annoy each of them about the other, but they built true friendships on their journey to find out who killed Tim Kono. The bond is even stronger in the second season. It doesn’t take long for them to go from listening to the detective’s advice to investigating the case again. Mable also pondered if she was turning into Oliver.

After solving Tim and Zoe’s murder, they seem to think they know what they are doing but just wait until their plan goes wrong. That’s where the fun is in this show. None of their plans pan out, and so many things get thrown at them. They are horrible at solving murders but somehow manage to do it. They stumble onto the truth more than anything else. Maybe the second season of their podcast will show them learning some lessons from the first, but I’m not counting on it, and honestly, I hope not. It’s fun watching them get it wrong. It’s also fun putting the pieces together with them. And sometimes, we may even be ahead of them.

Season two is also bringing more star power. Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short are a lot of star power in the lead roles, to begin with. Last season also brought Sting, which they had a lot of fun with. Remember, he was a suspect at one point. This season we’re getting Amy Schumer playing herself and Cara Delevingne, an artist part of a collective that slides into Mable’s DMs. (I’m also waiting to see a lot of stuff from Taylor Swift on this show. I mean, two of her friends are in it. You know she’s drinking wine and eating popcorn watching it.)

Oliver, Charles and Mabel in Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building
Oliver, Charles and Mabel launch the second season of their podcast. (Hulu)

Art seems to be a big part of this season. It’s the direction Mable wants to go, and it’s also a part of Charles’ past, in a pretty hilarious way, but also a way that’s making him reflect on his past. It seems Mable and Charles may be confronting things this season. Maybe Oliver will too. He says to Mable that she gets him. So, perhaps he’s being seen and can’t hide behind his stories anymore. It appears we’re in for another fun season of Only Murders in the Building.

What did you think of the first two episodes of season two of Only Murders in the Building? Tweet me @PrimetimeDrama or @MandyTTCarr or comment below.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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