Hacks (Season 2) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali
Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old. Available to watch on Amazon Prime and Sky.
You may remember how back in April I talked about the first season of this fantastic multi-award-winning TV series. I loved every second of it and the short-episode format made it possible to binge like there was no tomorrow.
Needless to say, it left me (like many other viewers) craving for more. Now I’m happy to report that the whole second season is available on Amazon Prime and you know what? It doesn’t disappoint.
Once again the balance between the comedy and the emotional beats is pitch-perfect and the unpredictability of some of the storylines makes this immensely enjoyable.
Jean Smart seems to have been born for this role and not for a single second do you think she’s acting. Her rich character, possibly based on Joan Rivers, has so many layers that it’s just a joy to watch it developing before your eyes: vicious, spoilt, ruthless and then a second later charming, vulnerable and incredibly sweet.
She’s already won an Emmy last year, but I cannot see a world where she doesn’t win it again.
As for the rest of the cast, there’s not a weak link (possibly an improvement on the previous series when any time spent away from the main storyline felt a little bit like padding).
This season may start a bit slow but still manages to be constantly surprising, deliciously funny and very touching. One of the best comedies ever to grace our TV screens.
In the last few days, despite the fact that this latest season has what looks like a proper ending, they’ve announced that Hacks has will come back for third round. Great news, as far as I’m concerned. I could watch this for months and never get tired.
So, if you haven’t got into yet, trust me do it now, you won’t regret it.
Andrea Carnevali is a Bafta winning film maker who lives in Chiswick
Hacks (Season 2) is available to watch on Amazon Prime and Sky.
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