Julia season two is nowhere near perfect, but it’s still a meal worth having. Such a distinctly sweet and sumptuous thing that you likely won’t even notice the bloat until long after it’s over.
Let’s get straight to the point. I was shocked how good the first season was and I fell in love with Julia Childs thanks to this show…even with the annoying voice.
However, in its second season, the show is very disappointing results with eight episodes that feel bloated with forced arcs for characters. Who the heck cares about so many sub-plots that go nowhere?
Did I enjoy learning about the personal lives of all the side characters? Mostly not to be honest. Other than Avis (Bebe Neuwirth), Judith Jones (Fiona Glascott), and Alice Naman (Brittany Bradford) characters, everyone else’s stories felt…bloated. And even then, some of those “good” side stories went a bit too long or felt out of place. As an example, eight episodes later, I still have no idea why Avis went on a tantrum for 2 episodes, and then it was just solved in 2 seconds.
Don’t get me wrong. The show still has bones. However, season two struggles to find purpose for them outside of the titular chef. Hopefully, they can address those issues if they were lucky enough to be renewed.
Should You Watch It?
After a stellar and almost perfect first season, the show loses its steam and struggles to go anywhere. It’s still fun and informative, and Sarah Lancashire gives a great performance, but the show needs a shake up if Max renews it for another season.