The Mick (Season 2) (2017)

The second season of the hilarious and talented Kaitlin Olson’s sitcom is even stronger than its winning first season. Some of its rough edges have been smoothed out and the supporting characters are more likable this time around without jeopardizing the show’s anything-goes mood. Olson herself is just as strikingly funny here as she is in everything, while Sofia Black-D’Elia and Thomas Barbusca have grown into their roles. The standout this season however is Scott MacArthur as Jimmy: He finds the likability and underdog charms within the character without forgetting that Jimmy is, well, kind of a scumbag. It makes for an unpredictable and occasionally touching season that has a number of excellent episodes like “The Haunted House,” “The Dance” and “The Graduate,” and suggests the show has more to offer.

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

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