Only Murders In The Building S2 Review: Selena Gomez & Martin Continue Their Charm

The singer-turned-actor Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin are back with the second season of their hit show Only Murders in the Building. Indeed, there are many shows offered for crime fans, the recent shows list includes- The Dropout, Tinder Swindler, Inventing Anna and more. Likewise, season one of Only Murders in the Building proved to be a hit show and successfully gathered its audience for this genre.

The show served fresh and exciting content, of three crime fans coming together to solve mysteries in real life and to even have them run a podcast about it. Right after nine months after streaming the first season, the second season brings back the trio of Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short. The chemistry between them was impressive which combined crime and comedy in a way that seemed impossible to achieve.

First Season

The first season introduced us to the characters of Charles (Steve Martin),  a washed-up actor who once played a famous cop, an unsuccessful theatre director Oliver Putnam (Martin Short) and the mysterious young lady Mabel (Selena Gomez) who stays in the same building as the duo, the Arconia in New York City. As an audience, we saw them coming together for crime-solving mysteries.

Second Season

Coming to the second season of the acclaimed series, it introduces a new few characters like Amy Schumer, who pretty much seems interested in making Tv series out of the Only Murders in the Building podcast. Also, Cara, the love interest of Mabel. The show comprises jokes, is self-aware and continues to overdone this time. Meanwhile, the audience seems to be okay with waiting for next season.

Following Bunny’s death in season one, there seems to be an interesting shift in how they see her character to be so annoying. After Bunny’s death, there’s a sneak peek in her life and suddenly when they humanise her, the part of her that seemed most dislikable in the first season seems far gone.

This season also puts the focus on Mabel, Oliver and Charles from time to time despite the many sub-plots that are running around here. Explorations about Charles’ past make for a heartwarming addition to the storyline. Among the things that seem stretched out right, in the beginning, including Amy Schumer’s character which doesn’t seem to have any particular direction as to where it’s headed in the story.

This season looks promising on a comical, criminal note. There are moments of joy and in other seconds, one feels lost. There are higher chances that this murder mystery might come to its conclusion with the killer in sight.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.