Why did The Morning Show make us wait two years for this mess?
To be honest, I found the first season of The Morning Show to be mind-blowing. And I was really excited for the second one, especially after the announced that Julianna Margulies is joining the cast for the second season. However, no amount of star power or delays could have prepared me for the trainwreck that is season two.
However, after watching the whole season, I couldn’t stand Margulies’s character, and I don’t really blame her. It was obvious that she was cast to give Reese Witherspoon‘s Bradley Jackson her own sub-plot and not overshadow the main two stars of the show: Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Side note, that sub plot went nowhere, and it was “cancelled” in the last two episodes.
I put “cancelled” between two quotes because this show has a lot of potential and star power, yet they chose to muddy it up by overreaching and falling flat. Too many characters (some are new) and too many subjects (Cancel culture, Covid, public outing, Racism, drug addiction, women in power, streaming services).
Sadly, we all know that AppleTV+ will renew the show. So, if there’s any advice I can give the producers and writers for the third season: Narrow your damn scope and focus on under three issues to address. You’re welcome.
To sum it up, The Morning Show’s second season has a slew of stupendous performances. However, too many characters attempting to address too many hot-button issues makes it hard to know what any of them are trying to say.
Should you watch it?
Second season of AppleTV+ The Morning Show is a complete trainwreck that was trying to build on the success its first installment. Trying to address too many subjects in ten episodes is never a good thing.