This second season of FX’s brilliant and hilarious adaptation of the similarly extraordinary movie is screamingly funny from beginning to end. Filled with terrific one-episode arcs by a variety of hyper-talented performers (including a priceless appearance by Haley Joel Osment), the entire season simply glides by, and is over before you know it. It’s prime real estate for countless rewatches (much in the same vein as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) because it’s so good-natured (despite its occasional violence and its vampiric characters) and terrifically well-acted by a charming cast that shares remarkably vivid chemistry. Kayvan Novak gets plenty of chances to shine as Nandor, while ultra-talented co-stars Matt Berry and Natasia Demetriou seem to be having the time of their lives bouncing off each other as Laszlo and Nadja, but it’s Harvey Guillén who steals every scene as the faithful-but-resentful familiar, Guillermo.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)